Crimean artist Ziza arrested by Russians asks Zelensky for an exchange

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Crimean artist Ziza arrested by Russians asks Zelensky for an exchange

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An activist, Crimean artist Bohdan Ziza, arrested by the Russians, turned to President Vladimir Zelensky from the Russian-controlled Simferopol pre-trial detention center with a request for an exchange.

This is stated in the message on the page of the Human Rights Project in support of the Crimean artist on Instagram .

As noted, the Crimean is accused of “committing an act of terrorism.” He asks Zelensky to include him and other political prisoners in Crimea and Russia on the exchange lists.

BAGNET recalls that in May 2022, the building of the Russian-controlled administration of Evpatoria was doused with blue and yellow paint , accusing the Crimean artist Bogdan Ziza of this.

Later, Russian propagandists from the Krym 24 TV channel released a video in which Ziza allegedly “confessed to his deed and repented.”

After that, the Crimean was included in the Russian list of terrorists and extremists.

A criminal case was opened against 27-year-old Ziza for “attempted crime”; (Part 3, Article 30) and “terrorist act” (Part 1, Article 205 of the Criminal Code of Russia). Later, “calling for terrorism” was added to the charges. (205.2 part 2) and “politically motivated vandalism” (214 hours 2).

Prepared by: Sergey Daga 

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