TORONTO – The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) has called on Ukrainians in the diaspora and friends of Ukraine to support the #RedCard4Putin campaign of the International Coalition for Human Rights.
The campaign was initiated by the UWC with the goal of mobilizing the international community and participating football players to pressure the Russian Federation to end its military aggression in Ukraine and other parts of the world, and to release all Ukrainian political prisoners being illegally detained by the Russian Federation.
Over the course of one month during the 2018 FIFA World Cup under way in the Russian Federation, the campaign will issue multiple “red cards” to Vladimir Putin’s regime, highlighting the reasons an occupying regime is not entitled to host such events and stressing that the actions of the Russian Federation contradict the ideals of peaceful coexistence and the spirit of the World Cup.
“We see that Oleh Sentsov is ready to continue his hunger strike until death. It is very important that we, as the international community, act to secure the immediate release of Oleh Sentsov and all political prisoners from Russian prisons,” stated Paul Grod, head of the International Coalition for Human Rights, who is vice-president of the UWC.
“The #RedCard4Putin campaign unites NGOs, human rights activists, journalists, athletes and other celebrities in speaking loudly against the crimes of the Putin regime,” he explained.
The International Coalition for Human Rights is a coalition of non-governmental organizations and individuals committed to supporting and advocating for human rights.
Readers may follow and share widely the #RedCard4Putin campaign by logging on to the website at www.ichumanrights.org, the
Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RedCard4Putin/ or
Twitter at https://twitter.com/card4putin.