Publication

Roundtable “How to free the prisoners of Kremlin? International expertise and conclusions for Ukraine”

31January 2018

On 31 January at 13:00 a roundtable entitled “How to free the prisoners of Kremlin? International expertise and conclusions for Ukraine” will take place at the Ukrinform news agency (8/16 Bogdan Khmelnytskyi St.)

Organizers: Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine and Media Initiative for Human Rights

Participants:

  • Yuliya Kazdobina – advisor to the Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine;
  • Paata Zakareishvili – public figure and politician from Georgia, has been handling negotiations on securing the release of prisoners and hostages taken during armed conflicts in Caucasus for 25 years;
  • Maria Tomak – coordinator, Media Initiative for Human Rights;
  • Nadiya Volkova – Chief of Party of USAID Human Rights in Action Program, Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union..

A report on the strategies and tools for securing the release of war prisoners, hostages of other armed conflicts and political prisoners in different countries will be presented during the event. Recommendations for Ukraine will be discussed. In addition, the event will feature a joint human rights report of the Media Initiative for Human Rights and Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union “Prisoners of war. International expertise on securing the release of war prisoners, hostages and political prisoners: conclusions for Ukraine”, as well as recommendations based on the document. Representatives of state authorities, civil society and international organizations, families of people held for political reasons, prisoners of war and hostages, as well as those already released are welcome to attend the roundtable.

Contacts (044) 279-20-60, 279-00-05

Media accreditation at the address: anna@ukrinform.com

Admission upon producing official identification or membership cards of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine.

 

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