Aseyev’s friends and relatives ask foreign mass media to tell the world about his disappearance
Friends, relatives and colleagues of Stanislav Aseyev ask all foreign mass media to inform about the journalist’s disappearance in Donetsk. This is what a former MP Yehor Firsov wrote about in his blog post on “Ukrainska Pravda”.
“We believe that wide coverage of this situation will help save Stas’ life”, Firsov wrote. He also wrote that he learned from unaccredited sources that Aseyev was alive and that he was detained by representatives of the so-called “Ministry of State Security” in the self-proclaimed “DPR”. Firsov believes that Aseyev might have been tortured.
According to Firsov, at the same time, Aseyev’s relatives asked “DPR” about Stas’ whereabouts, but received no answer.
Firsov wrote, “We have no information about Stanislav Aseyev. We don’t know in what psychological state he is, or what the state of his health is. We don’t know where he is, how long he will be detained and why the very fact of his detention is made secret. There are no guarantees of his survival”.
As IMI has reported earlier, Stanislav Vasin, who was captured by the “DPR” militants, is in fact jounralist, essayist and writer Stas Aseyev, and Vasin is his pen-name.
On June 6 the former MO Yehor Firsov on his Facebook page informed that journalist Stanislav Vasin went missing in the occupied Donetsk.
Stanislav Vasin contributed to the Radio Liberty project “Donbas. Realii”, “Ukrainskyi Tyzhden”, “Ukrainska Pravda”, “Dzerkalo Tyzhnia ”.
Radio Liberty lost contact with Vasin on June 2. Stanislav last contacted his mother in the lunchtime on June 2.
On June 8, police launched an investigation of the disappearance of journalist Stanislav Vasin.