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JA, JAG HJÄLPER!  GENOM MIN UNDERSKRIFT KRÄVER JAG:

• Att Aleksandra ”Saša” Skochilenko frigörs omedelbart!

Dear Prosecutor: Drop the criminal case against Aleksandra Skochilenko and release her

Melnik Viktor Dmitrievich
Prosecutor of Saint Petersburg

2/9 Pochtamtskaya street

Saint Petersburg

190000

Russian Federation

Dear Prosecutor,

I am writing to urge you to stop the prosecution of Aleksandra Skochilenko under charges of “disseminating knowingly false information about the use of the Russian Armed Forces” (Article 207.3 of the Criminal Code). She is accused of swapping price tags in a St. Petersburg supermarket for anti-war slogans, which would not constitute an internationally recognized crime.

She was arrested on 11 April and interrogated until 3am the next morning. Aleksandra Skochilenko has a serious health condition and placing her in pre-trial detention where she is not getting the appropriate diet or medical care carries out serious risks for her health and wellbeing.

Aleksandra Skochilenko is a songwriter and artist from Saint Petersburg. She is internationally famous for her work on destigmatizing mental illnesses that have helped many people inside and outside Russia. Aleksandra Skochilenko suffers from celiac disease (genetic gluten intolerance). If she consumes gluten, organ failure or oncological and autoimmune diseases may start to develop. According to her lawyer and media reports, the pre-trial detention centre can’t fully ensure the gluten-free diet and doesn’t lift the restrictions for food delivered by her family. This neglect of her health puts her in serious danger.

In light of the above, I urge you to:

– Immediately drop the criminal case against Aleksandra Skochilenko and release her;
– Pending that, ensure that Aleksandra Skochilenko is held in conditions meeting international standards and provided with the adequate medical treatment she may require at the same standards of health care that are available in the community, including by urgently guaranteeing she can access an appropriate diet.

Yours sincerely,