Ukraine graphic designer, Anton Stogov was arrested and sentenced, with no proper trial, to 2 months in prison for working late due to the current crisis in the Ukraine.
Below is a letter from Ukrainian designer Oleg Veklenko.
We are sure that you know what is happening in Ukraine now.
We ask you to write a defense statement of ukrainian designers and in particular a statement of Anton Stogov who is in the prison now.
The graduate of HASGD and the winner of the 8th International Poster Triennial “the 4th Block” Anton Stogov was arrested for “rioting” on January 20 in Kiev.
On January 20, Anton Stogov had stayed late at work and was detained while returning home via center of Kiev. On January 22, on his 35th birthday, a court was held behind closed doors and adjudge him two months in prison. Colleagues-designers were willing to confirm his alibi, but none of them are allowed to go to court.
Anton’s poster about the global warming was awarded by “the 4th Block” and Lex Drewinsky.
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