In Slavyansk, book of captured Stanislav Aseyev presented
Photo credit: Serhiy Nuzhnenko, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty On May 21st, in the central library of Slavyansk, for the first time in Donbass region the presentation of the book signed by the captured journalist Stanislav Aseyev "In isolation. Donbas News " took place, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported. The presentation was held during the live broadcast of the "Radio Donbass. Realities". The journalists and the city residents discussed the importance of independent journalism in the territories occupied by Russia, spoke of the ways of reintegration of the residents of Donetsk and Luhansk and the role of mass media in this reintegration. The central library received dozens of copies of the book. Stanislav Aseyev (Stanislav Vasin), journalist and correspondent for the Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty, is held in captivity by Russian hybrid forces in the occupied part of the Donbas from May or June 2017, on charges of "espionage in favor of Ukraine." As reported by IMI, on August 17, 2018, the Russia 24 TV program showed a program in which the captured journalist Stanislav Aseyev allegedly confessed that he had been working for Ukrainian intelligence. On August 17, 2018, Radio Free Europe / Radio Free Europe reported that it considered a very dubious "confession" in the espionage of Stanislav Aseyev, broadcasted by "Russia 24" TV channel. On August 20, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) reacted to the plot of Russia 24 on the "confession" of the "espionage" of Ukrainian journalist Stanislav Aseyev (Vasina) and urgedhim to be released immediately. On August 20, 2018, journalists, Ukrainian media and human rights organizations expressed profound indignation at “confession” of Stas Aseyev and supposed that the journalist could have been under physical or psychological pressure. "Reporters Without Borders" and the Committee to Protect Journalists condemned Russian state TV channel Rossiya 24’s decision to broadcast a “confession” by Stanislav Aseyev.
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