The Prosecutor General’s office and the interior Ministry have not confirmed the data on obstruction of activities of journalists who worked on the protests in Moscow on 27 July and 3 August. This is stated in the responses of the Council on human rights under the RF President, who addressed the security forces with a request to check these facts. Full answers given on the website of the HRC.
In particular, human rights activists drew attention to the detention at the meetings the Deputy editor of the Department “Politics and society” edition of RBC Vladimir Dergacheva, the correspondent of RBC-TV Elena Sheveleva, journalist of “sheets” Elena Waveney, the correspondent of “Rain” by Vladimir Romensky” journalist “Snob” Nikita Pavlyuchenko, photographer for the Associated Press Alexander Zemlianichenko. The responses of the security forces States that the police departments of these people not delivered, complaints from them have also been reported.
Also, according to the interior Ministry and Prosecutor General’s office has not confirmed the information that the photojournalist Zemlianichenko was injured. The same applies to the correspondent of “RBC-TV” Elena Sheveleva.
The shares on July 27, was arrested Tsvetkova Reuters correspondent and journalist of “Komsomolskaya Pravda” Golovanov. The security forces claim that the journalists “had no visible distinctive marks of the media representative.” The timing of their arrest were not violated.
The responses of the agencies also said that at the meetings “proactively conducted outreach to the citizens of the inconsistency of public events”. A notice was posted on the Internet, in addition, the police through a megaphone, appealed to the protesters seeking “to leave the place the outstanding public shares”.
Earlier, prosecutors said the HRC to request to check the facts unduly harsh detention of protesters by the police and Regardie. In response, said that the police and national guardsmen acted “highly qualified” in accordance with the law.
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