Mirjam Van den Ende

Versions of names: Mirjam Mahmoud; Мирьям Махмуд

Mirjam Mahmoud van den Ende is the daughter of Sonja van den Ende - an independent journalist and columnist while more often she is seen as a pro-Russian conspiracy theorist. As per the reports, they were not able to go back to the Netherlands and currently reside in Kherson.


Individual Observers at the 2022 pseudo-referendum for the formal annexation of occupied territories of Kherson to Russia

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International observers from the Netherlands Sonja van den Ende and her daughter Miriam Mahmoud, working on the referendum in Lugansk, will not be able to return home. Ms. van den Ende told reporters about this. Staying in both the Donbass and the Kherson region resulted in criminal prosecution for women in their homeland. [Translated from Russian]

Individual Observers at the 2023 territorial pseudo-elections in the occupied territories of Ukraine


[Mirjam Mahmoud van den Ende is on the photos from the election day.]

Corresponding elections

From 23 to 27 September 2022, the Russian forces organised a sham election process - pseudo-referendum as a pretext for the formal annexation of the regions of occupied Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson by Russia. The annexation of the four regions was announced on 30 September 2022.
From 8 to 10 September 2023, the Russian forces organised widely condemned regional and municipal elections in the regions of occupied Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson. The results were largely rejected by the international community, with North Korea and Syria being the only ones to explicitly recognise them.