Letter from Yury Ryzhov to President Putin on Imprisoned Scientists

posted 21 Jun 2012, 04:33 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 21 Jun 2012, 04:39 ]
Source: HRO.org (info), 18/06/12 

· Valentin Danilov  · Political prisoners  · Security services 

Yury Ryzhov, chair of the Public Committee for the Defence of Scientists and academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, sent a letter to the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, at the end of May regarding the criminal prosecution of scientists charged with spying by the FSB without grounds. This is far from the first attempt to draw the attention of high-ranking Russian officials to the problem of spy mania in the Russian security services and the fate of specific people who are suffering as a result. As Ernst Cherny, secretary of the Public Committee for the Defence of Scientists, told HRO.org, the letter was sent to the Department for the Protection of the Constitutional Rights of Citizens of the Presidential Administration and the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation. However, neither the Presidential Administration nor the Head of State have yet felt it necessary to respond even as a formality. Today, HRO.org has published the academician's letter to the President of the Russian Federation. [Read more]