Moskalkova to appeal to international organizations over Vyshinsky case again
MOSCOW, March 28 (RAPSI) – Russia’s High Commissioner for Human Rights Tatiana Moskalkova will send applications over the case of journalist Kirill Vyshinsky to international organizations once more.
In particular, Moskalkova is going to appeal to United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet and Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović, she said during her visit to Strasbourg on Thursday.
The ombudsman also stated that she would continue to protect Vyshinsky’s rights and interests by communicating with both national law enforcement and human rights bodies and international ones and requesting the activity increase in the defense of journalists’ rights.
Vyshinsky has been arrested and detained in Ukraine on suspicion of treason. His detention has been repeatedly extended ever since.
Moskalkova has repeatedly requested international organizations including UN, Council of Europe and Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to speak in defense of the Russian journalist. According to the ombudsman, the case against Vyshinsky and his detention are illegal.
Russian President Vladimir Putin previously said that Vyshinsky was arrested and detained for his professional journalistic activities. He also called this policy of Ukrainian authorities unprecedented and inadmissible.