Write a letter of support to Olaolu Femi


Dear Friends!

The case of Olaolu Femi, who was illegally imprisoned in Luhansk for trying to protect himself from racially motivated attack of group of youth is gaining public attention. We are pleased to hear so many voices of solidarity with the Nigerian student, who might face life imprisonment.
If you want to act in his support - now it is the time for this. Olaolu Femi spent almost 10 months in the terrible conditions of the Luhansk pre-trial detention facility and needs moral support. We offer all supporters to send Femi their letters. Ten words which will be written by you in hand writing will reach Olaolu and be more useful than the hundreds of comments in the Internet.

Where to send the letters.Send the letter by regular mail to the following address: arrested Olaolu Sunkanmi Femi, Luhansk pre-trial detention facility, str. 24 Liniya, 4, Lugansk, 91002 Ukraine.

- Femi will be able to read your letter, only if it will be written in English

- According to the procedure, your letters will be read by the staff of the institution. And it is even better - your message can be addressed not only to Femi but also to the administration of the detention facility
- If you want to get an answer from Femi, please notify it in your letter and attach empty envelope and post stamp for Olaolu

The contents of the letter.You do not need to write much - just a few sentences of true support.
Just write. It is worth to refrain from anything that may cause the complications of the conditions of Femi (for example, insults of the attackers, the investigative authorities or pre-trial detention staff , you can express the attitude to the process, but please avoid harsh expressions). Even if you just rewrite following text - it will be a significant help to the person who spent almost 10 months in prison on charges of a crime which he did not commit:

Dear Femi!
I, like many others persons in Ukraine and abroad, was outraged by the news about your imprisonment for an attempt to protect yourself from people who attacked you just because you are different. I am disturbed by the actions of the Ukrainian police and the Prosecutor's office, which used your vulnerable position and fabricated materials of the investigation. I am sure that you are not guilty of a crime, in which you are accused. I believe that justice will prevail – you will be found not guilty, but the real criminals who forced you to spend so much time in prison, will be punished. I shake your hand and wish you patience and immediate release.

Spending 2 UAH and a half of an hour of your time, you will support Femi not only morally. The letters and postcards will clearly demonstrate the administration and investigative authorities public attention and solidarity of society, and worn possible attempts of illigitimate pressure on Femi.

Thank you for your solidarity !


Self-defense is no offence!

Iinitiative «Justice for Olaolu»