Nadezhda Azhgikhina: "The raid on Zoya Svetova’s house reminded many Russian intellectuals and ordinary people of Soviet practices"

posted 3 Mar 2017, 13:01 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 3 Mar 2017, 13:01 ]
“The raid on Zoya Svetova’s house is a very sad symbolic sign, it reminded many Russian intellectuals and ordinary people of Soviet practices, especially because the raid took place at the same home where Zoya was living together with her parents, famous dissidents Felix Svetov and Zoya Krahmalnikova. She remembers raids and arrests of her parents. Law enforcement agencies say that the search has nothing in common with Zoya’s professional activity. But human rights activists and journalists see the link with her professional and human rights work, and also see the link with another search that took place on the same day – at the home of gulagu.net project coordinator Elena Abdullaeva. Dozens of Russian human rights activists and journalists issued open letters and expressed solidarity with Zoya. They raised their voices against threats against those who have devoted their work to human rights.”

- Nadezda Azhgikhina, vice-president of the European Federation of Journalists

Source:
'Russia: police raided home of journalist and human rights activist Zoya Svetova,' Russian Federation of Journalists, 1 March 2017
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