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Ukrainian human rights activists called 60 "stranglers of freedom of speech" in the Crimea

03.03.2017, 13:04

Ukrainian human rights activists called the "stranglers freedom of speech" in annexed Crimea. Among stranglers - the Russian and Crimean officials, personnel security, law enforcements and judicial authorities, members of the Crimean "self-defense", heads of the press centers. The head of the Human Rights Information Center Tatiana Pechonchyk announced the list of these implicated in the persecution of journalists in the peninsula, at a press conference in Kyiv, on March 3. 

"Now, there are more than 60 people in our list, whom we call "strangler of freedom of speech" in the Crimea.From this list -10 are the organizers of this system, while others - executives,"- Tatiana Pechonchyk said.

The list includes controlled by the Kremlin head of the Crimea Sergey Aksyonov, Russian Interior Minister of Crimea Sergey Abisov, head of Roscomnadzor Alexander Zharov, controlled by the Kremlin speaker of the Crimean parliament Vladimir Konstantinov, Head of the Main Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation in Crimea Mikhail Nazarov, head of Crimean FSB Victor Palagin, Deputy of the State Duma of the seventh convocation, the formerProsecutor of the Crimea Natalia Poklonskaya,  Minister of Information of Crimea Dmitry Polonsky, former chief of staff of the Crimean "self-defense" Sergey Turchanenko and Russian State Duma deputy andformer first Deputy Prime Minister of the Kremlin-controlled the Crimean government Mikhail Sheremet.

"Evil must not be anonymous. Criminals must necessarily be punished for those acts that they had committed,"- Pechonchyk summed up the purpose of publicizing the list.
The human rights activists work more than six months in coopeartion with the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine on compiling the list of "stranglers freedom of speech".


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