The head of the HRC criticized the decision Maxim Shevchenko to retire from Council
Moscow. May 11. INTERFAX.RU. The head of the Council on human rights (HRC) Mikhail Fedotov said he did not consider equitable grounds on which a member of the HRC, journalist Maxim Shevchenko has declared its intention to withdraw from the Council.
“Maksim me about his decision, did not say anything. His proposal to hold a special meeting devoted to the events of 5 may, had been circulated to all members of the Council, and we have a rule according to which the relevant permanent Commission should prepare such a meeting. The preparations for this meeting began the next day, namely on may 6,” said Fedotov “Interfax”.
He noted that the necessary inquiries were sent to law enforcement agencies and authorities, “the answer is no, but some materials have already arrived”.So I don’t see any grounds for accusations of the Council that the Council does nothing. The Council has no PR — Yes, that’s for sure. But the Council has questions, he or she asks, receives the answers, analyses them, and then makes conclusions that are reported to the President. Here is our working method. And PR is not our method of work.Mikhail Fedotov, the head of the HRC
According to him, if Maxim Shevchenko wants to leave the Board, he can write the application addressed to the head of the HRC, in which his desire to withdraw from the Council, this statement will be submitted to the President, who makes the final decision.
“While the new decree does not appear, Maksim remains a full member of the Council,” Fedotov said.