Shevchuk, Romanova and Pozner to be Invited to Join Human Rights Council

posted 21 Jun 2012, 06:23 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 21 Jun 2012, 06:25 ]
Source: (info), 18/06/12 

· Human rights defenders 

Musician Yury Shevchuk and journalists Olga Romanova and Vladimir Pozner have been invited on to the President's Human Rights Council. According to Izvestia, a secret vote by the current members of Council resulted in their candidacies being put forward. Shevchuk told reporters that he had not yet received any such proposal. "I have asked Council members to say who they would like to see in the council," explained Council head Mikhail Fedotov. "Ours is a fluid and vibrant body. It's important that people understand each other. You'll know all the names when the decree is signed by the President." Fedotov is planning to submit the list of candidates to Vladimir Putin this week. He added that more than a quarter of the Council's members would be replaced. [Read more]