It is with great sadness that we learned today that Azat Miftakhov has just been moved from the Moscow pre-trial detention center at Butyrka and began the journey to the prison colony where he is to serve the remainder of his six-year sentence. This development comes after a Moscow court on June 9, 2021 dismissed Azat’s appeal against the verdict and sentence handed down in his case. Azat’s sentence and continued imprisonment constitute a profound and shocking miscarriage of justice and cannot be allowed to stand. The international mathematical community, particularly its main representative body, the International Mathematical Union, and all other people of good will need to continue to call for an immediate release of Azat Miftakhov by the Russian authorities. On this difficult day we stand in solidarity with Azat and affirm our commitment to fighting for his freedom.
The Azat Miftakhov Committee