War. UN accuses Russia of intimidating and censoring domestic opponents

War. UN accuses Russia of intimidating and censoring domestic opponents

Nada AI-Nashif, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, on Monday accused Moscow of intimidating opponents of Ukraine’s war.

In Russia, “intimidation, restrictive measures and sanctions against people who oppose the war in Ukraine undermine the exercise of fundamental freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution, in particular the rights to freedom of assembly, expression and association,” said the High Commissioner. acting commissioner, in the opening speech of the 51st session of the Human Rights Council, adding that “the pressure exerted on journalists, the blocking of the internet and other forms of censorship are incompatible with the pluralism of the media and violate the right of access the information”.

In this way, the official asked Russia to “reconsider the measures taken with the aim of extending the label of ‘foreign agent’ to people considered ‘under foreign influence’ and to criminalize undeclared contacts with representatives of states or foreign organizations considered to be attacks on the ‘security’ of the Russian Federation”.

The themes derived from the Russian invasion will be addressed several times during this session of the Human Rights Council, which will meet for a month.

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