Free Giraldo Enrique!
The entrepreneur will remain in the detention center until the court issues its decision

Giraldo Enrique (full name Giraldo Sarái Alberto Enrique) is a Moscow entrepreneur originally from Columbia. He is facing up to 10 years in prison for “sending out false information about the Russian Army”.
About the criminal case
What is Giraldo charged with?
Giraldo moved to Russia in the early 2000s. Since then he has studied in the People’s Friendship University of Russia, got married, and has become a professional tourism manager specializing in Latin America. Until 2021 Giraldo also had a cake business.

On April 10, 2022, the law enforcement detained Giraldo and charged him with “entering a conspiracy to disseminate false information about the Russian Army” (article 207.3, part 2, sub-paragraph b). The Investigative Committee claims that the Columbian citizen had installed devices in shopping centers, which transmitted “false information” about the “special operation”. Giraldo pleaded guilty but stated that he only wished to provide an alternative point of view regarding the “special operation”. Giraldo was trying to stay neutral with respect to the “special operation” and condemned only the fact of military activities itself.
Since mid April Giraldo has remained in the detention center. The court refuses to transfer him to house arrest because of the concern that he might leave Russia. On the outside Giraldo has a 12-year-old daughter from his first marriage, whom he supports financially.

“Memorial”* recognized Giraldo as a political prisoner.
How can I help?
Write Giraldo a letter
Anyone can write a letter to a political prisoner using the FSIN-PISMO system. To write a letter, click on the link below and fill out the form:


FKU pre-trial detention center-7 UFSIN of Russia in Moscow

109382, st. Verhnie polya, 57, Moscow

to Giraldo Sarái Alberto Enrique, born 1982
Publications on Giraldo’s case
*A publication, which, in the opinion of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation, carries out functions of a foreign agent
Made on