Moscow asks the US for a thorough investigation of cases of violence against journalists – CountingNews

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Moscow, Aug 28 (Sputnik). – Moscow urged the United States authorities to guarantee a thorough investigation of all cases of police violence against representatives of the media, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported on Friday.

The entity indicates that so far this year , human rights organizations registered more than 700 cases of arbitrary detentions and police brutality regarding reporters covering the protests in the US.

“Police arbitrariness is inadmissible and we urge the United States authorities to carry out an meticulous investigation of all the infractions committed against journalists “, says the note.

Similarly, Moscow calls for the creation of” appropriate conditions for the work of reporters, as required by the international commitments assumed by Washington. ” 19659002] Protests against police brutality and racism broke out in Washington, Portland, and other US cities after s of the death of African American George Floyd, while in police custody on May 25.

Many of the protests have degenerated into riots with violence against police and civilians, into acts of vandalism, arson and looting. (Sputnik)


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