UK Prime Minister Meets Russian Human Rights Defenders

posted 14 Sept 2011, 04:38 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 14 Sept 2011, 04:40 ]
Source: (info), 13/09/11 

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On 12 September British Prime Minister David Cameron met Russian human rights defenders. 

As Caucasian Knot reported, the meeting with five human rights defenders and the editor of Novaya gazeta, Dmitry Muratov, lasted about half-an-hour and was ‘private’ in nature. 

According to Grani.ruNovaya gazeta editor Dmitry Muratov gave the British premier a prison uniform, for the loss of which the court had denied parole to Platon Lebedev, former head of Menatep Bank. 

Dmitry Muratov said after the meeting that the topics discussed included “human rights, the case of Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev. We talked about the murder of Anna Politkovskaya, violations of human rights in the North Caucasus, the absence of competition in the political sphere, and about the need for a serious international organization in the area of combating corruption so that officials would no longer steal money in Russia and stack it away safely in London.” [Read more]
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14 Sept 2011, 04:40