About the project
‘Izolyatsia: must speak’ is a comprehensive project that combines a political and informational campaign with an artistic component. The project was founded in December 2020 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and is conducted jointly with the ‘Izolyatsia’ Foundation, the Ukrainian Institute and Stanislav Aseyev, Ukrainian journalist, writer and former political prisoner of the Russian Federation.
The goal of the campaign is to draw the international community's attention to the specific facts of human rights violations and tortures in the temporarily Russian-occupied territories of Ukraine, in particular in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, with an ultimate goal of shutting down of the illegal prison called ‘Izolyatsia’ (de facto – a concentration camp) and other similar objects.
The ‘Izolyatsia: must speak’ website is developed in order to become a starting point for those, who are not yet familiar with the existence of the ‘Izolyatsia’ illegal prison. We urge you to spread the word about the, de facto, this concentration camp and and army base organized by Russian Federation on 3, Svitloho Shliakhu street in Donetsk. We believe that the dissemination of information will increase international pressure on Russia for human rights violations and the temporary occupation of Ukraine, as well as the shutting down of the ‘Izolyatsia’ illegal prison and other similar facilities in the temporarily Russian-occupied territories of Ukraine in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
Over time, the site will be supplemented with information about other illegal places of detention and their purpose before and after the Russian armed aggression in Ukrainian Donbas. The site will also be supplemented with video and audio testimonies of former prisoners of ‘Izolyatsia’, links to additional sources and reports on human rights violations in the temporarily Russian-occupied territories of Ukraine in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, interviews with world-renowned artists who had the opportunity to work at the ‘Izolyatsia’ Foundation before the Russian armed aggression in Ukrainian Donbas began. The website will also include information on future plans for the use of the ‘Izolyatsia’ Foundation’s territory after the deoccupation of Donetsk.
If you want to learn more, conduct research or propose a project or an event, please use [email protected] email address to contact us.