Boris Viktorovich Kononenko

Prosecutor of Komsomolsk-on-Amur

Krasnogvardeiskaya street, 34

Komsomolsk-on-Amur 681013


Yulia Tsvetkova

Dear Prosecutor of Komsomolsk-on-Amur,

I am writing to express my dismay over the ongoing prosecution of artist and activist Yulia Tsvetkova. She is facing charges of “production and dissemination of pornography” (Point B, Part 3, Article 242 of the Russian Criminal Code) for her drawings of the female body. I am aware that after almost 10 months since the start of the criminal proceedings, her trial will start soon.  I urge you to take all necessary steps to end Yulia Tsvetkova’s prosecution, under both criminal and administrative charges, and all forms of harassment which are reprisals for her human rights activism.

Yours sincerely,