Underground dead end: Art project to show support for Crimean Tatar political prisoners

Ukrainian News
Canan Kevser
04 February 2021, 12:05
Canan Kevser
04 February 2021, 12:05

An underground passage in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv was decorated as a prison corridor to raise awareness for Crimean Tatar political prisoners.

The non-governmental organization CrimeaSOS and the Tbilisi-based art platform for human rights ARTIF initiated a project to support political prisoners.

The creation titled "Underground dead End" symbolizes illegal imprisonment of 98 Crimean Tatars by Russian occupation authorities in Crimea.

The illustration has painted by the Georgian artist David Kuhalashvili. 

"Parts of both Georgian and Ukrainian territories were occupied by Russia. Activists from both countries have something to say about life during the military conflict, human rights violations and political persecution," wrote CrimeaSOS explaining the cooperation.

The NGO noted that behind every door, there would be the hidden story of each political prisoner.

"Citizens and guests of the capital will leave the crossing in two minutes and continue to their normal life. But almost a hundred people in the Crimea are forced to live behind bars and serve a false sentence," said the human rights organization.

The project will be promoted on February 8, 2021.

As reported earlier, NGO CrimeaSOS presented the results of a study of confinement conditions in prisons, where 119 political prisoners from Crimea currently serve their sentences given by Russian "courts."