Human rights defender Svetlana Gannushkina urges President Barack Obama not to carry out military operations in Syria

posted 12 Sept 2013, 15:30 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 12 Sept 2013, 15:32 ]
6 September 2013 

Svetlana Gannushkina 

A meeting will take place today in St. Petersburg between members of Russian civil society and the President of the United States, Barack Obama. I was also invited to the meeting but was forced to decline because the day of the meeting had been postponed, and as a result I had in turn postponed some important matters related to the defence of migrants, in which others were involved. I could not do that again. 

That being said, my message to the President of the United States is quite simple. It consists of two parts. I present them below. [Read more]