Ruslan Suleimanov

imprisoned for

Ruslan Suleymanov was born on April 21, 1983. In 1993 he moved to the Crimea, in 2000 he graduated from Murom school with a gold medal. He entered the faculty of physics of magnetic phenomena in the Taurida National University. After university worked as a programmer. In 2014, he resigned due to the shutdown of the company and began teaching physics privately. Married to Elzara, father of three children. Ruslan Suleymanov - citizen journalist, activist of "Crimean Solidarity". In February 2017, he was detained near the house of Marlen Mustafayev. Ruslan served five days of administrative arrest for allegedly unauthorized rally. On October 15, 2017, Ruslan held a solitary picket in support of the arrested Crimean Tatars. Again he was convicted, this time to a fine of 10 thousand rubles. On March 26, 2019, Russian border guards detained Suleymanov at the Kalanchak checkpoint, where they held him for 7 hours and damaged his passport. The next day, the activist was arrested. Ruslan was charged with the first part of Article 205.5 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, but the investigation reclassified the charge to the second part. He faces up to 15 years in prison.

In 2020, the Suleymanov family survived a tragedy, another one after the arrest of their father. Ruslan and Elzara's youngest, three-year-old son, in the summer.

Ruslan's brother Eskender is also a defendant in the Hizb ut-Tahrir case and is behind bars.

Ruslan charges me in each of his letters with his resilience, his beautiful patience, his courage, and his desire to fight on exclusively through peaceful protest. To fight on and get justice, - said his wife Elzara in one of her speeches.