Tatiana Moskalkova appealed to international organizations in defense of women and children in Mosul

13 September 2017

High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova called on the world community to condemn the use of torture and cruelty against Russian women and children in Mosul.

On September 12, the Human Rights Ombudsperson addressed United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, General Secretary of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland, and Beate Rudolf, the President of the Global Alliance of National Institutions for the Protection of Human Rights (BEHRR), and all members of the organization requesting support for the position of condemning cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment against Russian women and children detained by the Iraqi authorities during the mission of Mosul liberation from terrorists.

In addition, Tatiana Moskalkova sent a letter to Peter Maurer, the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, with the request to assist in the search for the affected women and children, to organize a humanitarian corridor for their return to their homeland, and to provide them with the necessary medical assistance.

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