Ludmila Alekseeva on the expulsion of British journalist Luke Harding

posted 9 Feb 2011, 06:10 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 9 Feb 2011, 06:21 ]
This is not only a restriction on freedom of speech, it is also a blow to the image of the country.
 
"This is not only a restriction on freedom of speech, it is also a blow to the image of the country. We want to join the World Trade Organization, we want to be part of Europe, and at the same time we don’t let journalists into our country. This is a very sad and worrisome fact. Why didn’t they let him in? Do they think he is a spy? They should explain themselves. But they don’t explain anything." – from 'From Russia with "Love"', Interfax, 9 February 2011
 
Ludmila Alekseeva lives in Moscow and is chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group. She is a member of the Presidential Council on Civil Society and Human Rights.
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