Slutsky called blasphemous the decision of the ECHR in the case of the desecration of Eternal fire in Kiev


MOSCOW, February 27. /TASS/. The Chairman of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky considers blasphemous decision of the European court of human rights (ECHR), which recognized a violation of the rights to freedom of expression conditional condemnation from Kiev Anna Sinkovo for cooking eggs on the Eternal flame.

“The ECHR’s verdict is outright blasphemy. The mockery of the memory of the fallen could not be justified on European conventions, and especially to be accompanied by an award of compensation”, – said Slutsky TASS.

In his opinion, such decisions demonstrate the crisis of values in modern Western society and provoke new cases of desecration of monuments and symbols of struggle against fascism. “These double standards give rise to marches of Nazis in European capitals and the coming to power of the nationalist regimes,” – said Slutsky.

The ECHR on Tuesday that the rights of Ukrainka of Anna Sinkovo in 2010 pojarevska eggs on the Eternal fire and sentenced to probation had been violated, and awarded her compensation of €4 thousand majority of the votes of the European judges acknowledged that probation Sinkovo the article “the Desecration of graves” violated its right to freedom of expression under the European Convention, but did not contradict national legislation. In this case the judge considered that the 27-year-old from Kiev must be compensated for the detention within three months before the trial.

In December 2010 Sinkova was arrested in the center of Kiev for “action” on the tomb of the Unknown soldier in Park of Eternal Glory. In October 2012, Pechersky district court of Kiev, she was sentenced to three years of imprisonment conditionally with a trial period of two years under article 297, part 2 of the Criminal code of Ukraine (“Desecration of graves”).

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