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Tatiana Moskalkova appealed to Michelle Bachelet and Younes M'Jahed in defense of the rights of Russian journalists

22 July 2020
Tatiana Moskalkova appealed to Michelle Bachelet and Younes M'Jahed in defense of the rights of Russian journalists

On July 22, High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova sent appeals to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet and President of the International Federation of Journalists Younes M’Jahed in defense of the rights of Russian media representatives Vyacheslav Arkhipov and Yulia Olkhovskaya. Earlier, while carrying out their professional activities, Russian journalists were attacked by police officers in Portland, Oregon.

To: UNITED NATIONS
HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
Ms. Michelle Bachelet

Dear Ms. Bachelet,

I was alarmed to learn that Russian journalists Vyacheslav Arkhipov and Yulia Olkhovskaya were attacked by the US law-enforcement officers while covering the protests in Portland, Oregon.

Freedom of speech and security of journalists constitute core values of the democratic society, guaranteed by all major international treaties either of universal or regional levels.

I consider it to be inadmissible to use violence and counteraction against a person or a group of people on professional duty and kindly ask you, distinguished Ms. Bachelet, to bring this situation to the notice of the American authorities in order to make best efforts to prevent outrage and atrocities committed against journalists.

I look forward to continuing our fruitful cooperation for the protection of human rights and freedoms.

With kind regards and hope of your support,

Tatiana Moskalkova
High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation

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