Here are three easy actions you can take from home to speak out for the release of journalist/activist Larisa Arap from a Russian psychiatric institution.

Three Easy Actions You Can Take to Speak Out for Freedom of Larisa Arap

1) Please contact the Russian embassy in Washington, D.C. and ask for the release of Larisa Arap!

Telephone: (202) 939-8907, 939-8913, 939-8918, 939-8911 (Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.)

Fax: (202) 483-7579

You may also wish to  write a letter or fax the Russian embassy nearest to you in your country.Those in the USA may find the regional Russian embassy nearest them with the directory here:

2) Please email to the USA consulate in St. Petersburg

Whileof course the USA is not responsible for the confinement of Ms. Arap,they can bring up these issues as a priority with the Russiangovernment. They are familiar with the situation.

Ask them to do what they can to release Larisa Arap.

Mary Kruger, American consul in St. Petersburg, who was going to visit Ms. Arap when she was in Murmansk. E-mail:

AskMs. Kruger to visit Ms. Arap, so that we can get a clear picture of hercondition, and to pressure the local authorities in any way possible tosecure her release.

Please also email (Courtney Dell) and (Howard Bemis) and ask them to investigate this human rights violation.

3) Please write to the Russian President:

President Vladimir Putin

4, Staraya Square

The Kremlin

Moscow, 103132


Facsimile: 011 7 495 206 5137/206 6277

For a sample of a letter, see the 14 August 2007 statement by the Committee to Protect Journalists here:

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