Victim: Asanov Marlen (02.03.1977)

Full name:
Asanov Marlen
Date of birth:
Citizen journalist, streamer of the Crimean Solidarity public association, has been imprisoned for political reasons in the Russian Federation since October 2017. Teacher of Turkish and Crimean Tatar language and literature by profession. Lived in Bakhchisarai. In 2002, he founded the Salachyk caravanserai, a Crimean Tatar cultural and ethnographic center. Since the beginning of the occupation, he provided assistance to the families of Crimean political prisoners, covered court trials and problems of the families of political prisoners. In the autumn of 2017, Russian security forces searched his home on trumped-up charges of organizing the activities of a terrorist organization and preparing for a violent seizure of power. In September 2020, he was sentenced to 19 years in a high-security prison. On March 14, 2022, his appeal was rejected. On September 8, 2022, his wife, Ayshe Asanova, reported that Marlen Asanov had been transferred from Rostov-on-Don, where he had been staying during the entire trial, to a Russian high-security colony in the Republic of Mordovia. In May 2013, Asanov was put for 50 days to the punishment cell without explanation