Russia – Crackdown on journalists (11 Aug. 2022)


We deplore the August 10th arrest of Russian journalist Marina Ovsyannikova, who courageously denounced the war of aggression against Ukraine on a Russian news show this past March.

This arrest follows those of a number of other opponents who have been prosecuted by Russian courts in recent months. France is deeply concerned by the Russian authorities’ crackdown on critics of the government and its war of aggression against Ukraine.

We call on the Russian authorities to abide by international human rights law and the freedom to inform, to release all political prisoners, and to drop court proceedings against them.