Китайский художник Ай Вэйвэй написал портреты Сергея Удальцова и Артема Савелова
Китайский художник Ай Вэйвэй выложил в инстаграме портреты нескольких известных в мире политических активистов и мятежников.
На 4-битных картинах изображены, в частности, Эдвард Сноуден, Мартин Лютер Кинг, Реза Шахаби, Шаво Таши. Также художник создал потрет фигурантов болотного дела Артема Савелова и Сергея Удальцова.
Каждый из портретов Ай Вэйвэй сопроводил комментарием в виде краткой биографической справки.
Tenzin Delek Rinpoche Convicted of causing explosions and inciting separatism. Tenzin Delek is a Tibetan Buddhist leader known for working to develop social, medical, educational, and religious institutions for nomads in eastern Tibet. He was arrested following a bombing incident; leaflets calling for Tibetan independence were found at the scene. In 2002 he was sentenced to death. In 2005 his sentence was commuted to life in prison. On 12 July 2015 Tenzin Delek Rinpoche died in a Chinese prison. China
Johan Teterisa Convicted of treason. Teterisa is an elementary school teacher. He was among 20 members of the South Moluccan Republic group who were jailed for a 2007 protest in which they danced and unfurled a flag of their self-proclaimed republic in front of Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in the provincial capital of Ambon. In 2008 he was sentenced to life in prison. Indonesia
Thongpaseuth Keuakoun Convicted of treason. Thongpaseuth was a member of a student pro-democracy group that publicly called for human rights, the release of political prisoners, a multiparty political system, and elections for a new National Assembly. He was arrested for trying to peacefully display posters calling for economic, political, and social change in Laos. In 1999 he was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Laos
Tran Huynh Duy Thuc Convicted of endangering national security and organizing campaigns in collusion with reactionary organizations based abroad that were designed to overthrow the people’s government with the help of the Internet. Thuc, also known as Tran Dong Chan, is an IT professional and blogger who had written in support of economic and social reforms and freedom of expression. In 2010 he was sentenced to 16 years in prison and five years house arrest. Vietnam
Vahid Tizfahm Charged with espionage for Israel, insulting religious sanctities, and spreading propaganda against the system. Tizfahm was a member of the Yaran, a now-disbanded ad hoc leadership group for Iran’s Bahá’í community. Previously he was an optometrist and owner of an optical shop. In 2010 he was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Iran
Ilham Tohti Charged with separatism. Tohti is an Uighur writer and economics professor who hosted the now-banned website Uyghur Online. He was an outspoken but careful critic of Chinese policies in Xinjiang. He was held for two months in 2009; in January 2014 he was rearrested. He was awarded the PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award in April 2014. China
Vo Minh Tri Convicted of spreading antigovernment propaganda. Tri, also known as Viet Khang, is a songwriter, singer, and founding member of the Patriotic Youth League. Authorities arrested him without charge after he released two songs calling on people to stand up against government crackdowns on protesters. In 2012 he was sentenced to four years in prison and two years house arrest. Vietnam
Roza Tuletaeva Convicted of organization of mass unrest accompanied by violence. Tuletaeva is a human rights activist and one of the leaders of a 2011 workers’ strike against the oil company OzenMunaiGaz that resulted in a clash between police, oil workers, and the public. In 2012 she was sentenced to seven years in prison. She has testified to being tortured. She was released in November 2014. Kazakhstan
Sergei Udaltsov Convicted of organizing mass riots. Udaltsov is one of the most prominent opposition figures in Russia as the leader of the Left Front movement. In 2011 and 2012 he helped lead a series of protests against Vladimir Putin, calling for “a direct democracy” in Russia. In 2014 he was sentenced to four and a half years in prison. Russia
Artiom Saviolov Charged with participation in mass riots and using violence against a police officer. Saviolov had no history of political activism before taking part in a “March of Millions” demonstration in Moscow’s Bolotnaya Square in 2012, protesting alleged violations in the 2011 parliamentary elections and the reelection of Vladimir Putin. In February 2014 he was sentenced to two years and seven months in prison. He was released in December 2014. Russia