Moscow Human Rights envoy to appeal on suppression of Russian media
Russia's Human Rights Commissioner will appeal to the United Nation's Human Rights High Commissioner on the silencing of Russian-language media.
Russia would appeal to the UN Human Rights High Commissioner for the violations being committed against Moscow's Russian-language media.
“I have prepared appeals for UN Human Rights High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet,” Russian Human Rights Commissioner Tatyana Moskalkova said on Telegram.
Moskalkova added that “these are very skillful and worthy human rights defenders, who, I hope, will react also to violation of our journalists’ rights. Russian-language broadcasting is forbidden in almost all European Union countries, and we see how freedom of speech is trampled nowadays.”
The Human Rights Commissioner also said she would appeal for the harassment of Russian nationals living abroad with Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights.
The Council of the European Union adopted new sanctions against Russia, banning RT and Sputnik from broadcasting in EU countries, and France's media regulator Arcom announced the immediate suspension of the broadcasting of RT France in the country.
As part of the campaign of sanctions against Russia after its military operation in Ukraine, Google Europe has blocked Youtube channels connected to RT and Sputnik across Europe yesterday.
Russian Defense Ministry Spokesperson Major General Igor Konashenkov revealed Saturday that Ukrainian nationalist battalions were copying the tactics of international terrorists in Syria, and yet, the public outcry against Russian troops paints them as invaders, not defenders.