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“All human beings are born free and equal

in dignity and rights.”

- Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Iryna Danylovych

Detained Since: April 29, 2022.

Charges: Illegal actions with explosive substances.

Sentence: None.

Biography: Iryna Danylovych (also sometimes Danilovich or Danilovych) is a resident of Vladyslavivka (near Feodosia) and worked as a nurse in Koktebel, Crimea. She took up citizen journalism as a way to publish anonymously on the rights of medical workers under Russian occupation. She was abducted by four plainclothes Russian security agents. At the same time, her house was searched and equipment was taken. For 13 days, no one knew of her whereabouts; it was later discovered that she was polygraph-tested, threatened, and given food only once per day as torture. She faces up to eight years’ imprisonment and up to 110,000 Russian rubles in fines. Her case has not yet gone to trial.

Advocacy Partner: PEN America