Valentina Сhupik is a woman human rights defender and head of the NGO "Tong Zhakhoni", which focuses on migration issues in Russia by offering free legal support to migrants who experience pressure from the law enforcement officers. She is a vocal critic of the migration and refugee system in Russia. In 2005, she fled her native Uzbekistan after the events in Andijan on 13 May 2005, when Uzbekistan's military opened fire on unarmed civilians resulting in a mass killing. In the aftermath of this massacre, Valentina Chupik was subjected to torture and inhumane treatment by the Uzbek authorities. She received refugee status in Russia in 2009 which was extended by the Ministry of Interior in March 2021.