Aydar Yulmetyev

Aydar Maratovich Yulmetyev
Current status:
Time spent in prison:
169 days in Detention Centre No. 5 for the Republic of Tatarstan, 105 days under house arrest

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(Note: the letters must not discuss topics related to criminal prosecution; letters in languages ​​other than Russian to the detention facilities are not accepted.)


Aydar Yulmetyev was born in 1993 in the city of Nizhnekamsk (Tatarstan). He grew up in a family of builders and he learned construction skills from them. He also studied auto mechanics; he worked in both professions. He enjoys music; he studied at a music school.

Aydar has younger brothers and a sister. The head of this big family is Marat Khalimovich, who first started to think seriously about the Bible when he met Jehovah’s Witnesses. Seeing serious positive changes in his parents, Aydar also became interested in the teachings of the Bible.

Aydar has nothing to do with the extremist activity he is charged with. Moreover, his Bible-trained conscience does not allow Aydar to take up arms. He proved to the Conscription Commission that military service conflicts with his beliefs, he was therefore allowed to pay his civic duty by performing alternative civilian service.

In 2013 Aydar got married. Until his unjust arrest Aydar and Albina, as any young family, worked hard side by side for the benefit of themselves and of others; they were happy together, had dreams, made plans. The relatives and friends of this peace-loving young man are shocked by the accusations of extremism against him.

10 April 2019