Russia – Freedom of the press (January 19, 2017)

France is concerned at the threats made by the speaker of parliament of the Republic of Chechnya directed at Grigory Shvedov, editor-in-chief of the newspaper Caucasian Knot.

France reaffirms its commitment to the freedom of expression, the freedom of the press and the protection of journalists everywhere.

We call on the Russian authorities, to guarantee the freedom of expression and ensure the protection of journalists, notably those working for Caucasian Knot.

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