Journalist Shevchenko has announced the release of the HRC
MOSCOW, may 10. /TASS/. Journalist Maxim Shevchenko has announced the release of the Council under RF President on development of civil society and human rights (HRC).
“I officially declare that I was out of the Council for human rights and civil society development under the President of the Russian Federation”, — he has declared on Thursday on air of radio station “Echo of Moscow”.
According to him, the reason of withdrawal was the inability to hold an “open, resonant” the meeting of the HRC in connection with the events of 5 may, on Pushkin square in Moscow.
Previously the acting press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov reported that proposals from the HRC to discuss the may uncoordinated protest action in Moscow in the Kremlin were reported. He also said that speaking publicly with the urgent convening of the Council of Shevchenko in the Kremlin with this proposal are not addressed.
5 may in Moscow hosted an uncoordinated protest, which, according to the police, was attended by about 1.5 thousand people.