Ukrainian jounalist Ruslan Kotsaba to face new trial on 31.01.Treffen mit Kotsaba 1

Ukrainian Journalist Ruslan Kotsaba took part in a meeting with representatives from ISHR Germany and Connection e.V. in Frankfurt, Germany.

Ruslan Kotsaba was accused of ‘Obstruction of the legitimate activities of the armed forces of Ukraine’ and sentenced to 3.5 years in prison in 2016, due to his open criticism and refusal to participate in the war in eastern Ukraine. He spent 524 in solitary confinement in pre-trial detention, which was deducted from his sentence. He was listed as a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International, who advocated for his release. After he was released, he now faces a renewed effort to imprison him, with new trial proceedings on the same charges, which is scheduled to take place on January 31.

We are actively advocating for Mr. Kotsaba to prevent his re-imprisonment, in conjunction with several other organizations.

More information on the case is coming soon.