Free Kirill Martyushev!
The student is facing up to 5 years in prison

Kirill Martyushev is a student from Tyumen and a participant in anti-war protests. He is facing up to 5 years in prison for publishing an “extremist video”.
About the criminal case
What is Kirill being charged with?
On the evening of February 24, 2022, in Tyumen, 22-year-old student Kirill Martyushev staged a single person anti-war protest against the “special operation”. On the same day he was detained by the police, and on March 1 he was fined 19,000 roubles by the court. The investigators believe that right after he was detained, the activist published a video in his telegram channel criticizing the police. This video provided grounds for launching a criminal case against him.

On March 5, 2022, the Federal Security Service officers came to Kirill’s apartment. The activist had enough time to call his lawyer to say that they were breaking down his doors. After the search Kirill disappeared for 24 hours. Only on March 7 did it become known that the court ordered his arrest until May 1. Kirill was charged with “public calls to extremism” (article 280, part 2), for which he is facing up to 5 years in prison.

In May, the court extended Kirill’s arrest until July 3 and ordered his forensic psychiatric evaluation. Then the arrest was extended until November 12. The judges are refusing to transfer Kirill to house arrest, even though, according to his lawyer, there is every reason for it. While the investigators are siting on their hands, Kirill remains in custody. So far he has spent almost 4 months under arrest because of a video, the contents of which he can’t even remember.

You can support Kirill’s friends by sending money for parcels. An online form for transferring money and writing letters can be found on the website created to support Kirill. The same website contains a link to the activist’s support group. The Tyumen activists are also looking for individuals willing to officially vouch for Kirill.
How can I help?
Write Kirill a letter
Send a letter using the “Zonatelekom” service:

Mailing address for Federal government facility "Pre-trial Detention Center 1 of the Federal Correctional Service Administation of Russia for the Tyumen region"

FKU SIZO-1 UFSIN Rossii po Tyumenskoi oblasti
Yalutorovskaya street, 42, bldg. 2, Tyumen 625000

to Martyushev, Kirill Igorevich, born 1999
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