HRC appealed to the Commissioner for human rights in connection with the arrest of Kirill Vyshinsky

Kirill Vyshinsky

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MOSCOW, may 21. /TASS/. The presidential Council of the Russian Federation on development of civil society and human rights (HRC) has appealed to the Council of Europe Commissioner for human rights, Dunya Mijatovic in connection with the detention of the security Service of Ukraine chief editor of the Agency “RIA Novosti Ukraine” Kirill Vyshinsky.

“The Council expresses its extreme concern about the situation related to the arrest of K. Wyszynski, pressure on his colleagues. Please, dear Ms. Mijatovic, to take the situation under personal control. It is necessary, in our opinion, to put before the Ukrainian authorities the issue of immediate release of K. Wyszynski, objective investigation into the incident and bringing to justice those who have violated the rights of the journalist and his colleagues,” – said in the appeal signed by the head of the HRC.