The event is timed to the anniversary of the arrest of Ahtem Chiygoz, Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of Crimean Tatars, who was accused of organizing mass riots at the rally outside the Verkhovna Rasa of Crimea on February 26, 2014.
Earlier, the portraits of 13 Ukrainian political prisoners held in Russian prisons, including Nadezhda Savchenko and Oleg Sentsov, were presented in the building of the MFA of Ukraine.
Now, the exhibition is enlarged by the portraits of the Crimean prisoners: Ahtem Chiygoz, Ferat Sayfullaev, Ali Asanov, Rustem Vaitov, Nuri Primov, Ruslan Zeytullaev, Mustafa Degermendzhy, Hayser Jemilev, as well as Alexander Kostenko and Yuriy Ilchenko.
The main purpose of the action is to draw attention of official foreign visitors to the problem of Ukrainian prisoners in the temporarily occupied Crimea. The portraits will be exhibited in the building of the MFA of Ukraine.
The exhibition was opened by Refat Chubarov, Head of the Mejlis of Crimean Tatars, the representatives of the Foreign Ministry and the Euromaidan SOS civic organization. Within the framework of the exhibition, the brochure "29 Prisoners of the Kremlin", narrating about Ukrainian political prisoners affected by the Putin's regime, was presented, as well.
The organizers of the exhibition: the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine with the support of the Eroupean Endowment for Democracy, the Mejlis of Crimean Tatars, the Euromaidan SOS civic organization and the Crimean Tatar Resource Center.
The exhibition opening is a part of the # LetMyPeopleGo campaign.