Ludmila Alekseeva answers Arkady Mamontov

posted 25 Jan 2012, 13:22 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 25 Jan 2012, 13:22 ]
Source: (info), 24/01/12 

· Human rights defenders 

Ludmila Alekseeva, head of the Moscow Helsinki Group, has responded to the accusations made against her in the latest report by Arkady Mamontov broadcast on 23 January on Rossiya 1 television channel. 

The BBC reported that Ludmila Alekseeva said, among other things, that she received US citizenship in 1982. This happened five years after she had left the USSR under threat of imprisonment for her human rights work. In 1990 she returned to Russia and obtained Russian citizenship. In 2002, Ludmila Alekseeva said, her US passport expired and it had been necessary to renew it. [Read more]