The story of Server Mustafayev , 10 years of resistance

Опубліковано 6 March 2024 року, о 16:33

The Ministry of Reintegration is publishing stories of Ukrainian citizens who resist the enemy occupation in Crimea.

Server Mustafayev was born in 1986 in Uzbekistan. The family later returned to Crimea, specifically to the city of Bakhchisarai. Server finished school in Bakhchisarai and then enrolled in the Bakhchisarai Construction College at the National Agrarian University.

He studied at Kyiv National University, specializing in heat and gas supply and ventilation. Afterward, he worked as a manager in communication shops.

In 2014 he started to manage a chain of bakeries. He was also active in the community in Bakhchisarai, organizing children’s parties and social events and helping low-income families.

In May 2018, the occupation authorities searched Mustafayev’s house and arrested the activist. Subsequently, the occupation authorities illegally sentenced him to 14 years in prison for participating in the “activities of a terrorist organization” and “preparing for the violent seizure of power.”

The occupiers convicted Server Mustafayev for defending victims of political persecution and reporting on human rights violations in the occupied Crimea.

Despite the harsh conditions of his imprisonment, Server remains an activist and is involved in human rights activities: he helps his cellmate return his child, who was taken from him when he was taken to prison.

The resistance continues!