The Union of Russian journalists criticized the harassment of the correspondent of the First channel in Germany

The Union of Russian journalists criticized the harassment of the correspondent of the First channel in Germany

MOSCOW, February 9. The Union of journalists of Russia (UJR) appealed to the German colleagues with a request to publicly Express their opinion about the violation of the right of investigative journalism and the actions of the prosecution in respect of the correspondent of the First channel Ivan Good. The text of the letter posted on the organization’s website.

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“What bothers us is the professional freedom of the journalist and his right to conduct its own investigation. For us, any harassment of colleagues in connection with his professional activities is a flagrant violation of universally acknowledged democratic rights, a defender who, until recent events, we have always considered European States, primarily Germany. We believe that no political interests, no geopolitical disputes should not impede the free work of carrying out his duty of journalists. We hope that the Unions of journalists of Germany will publicly Express their opinions about the violation of the rights of investigative journalism and the actions of the Prosecutor’s office of Berlin”, – the statement says.

The story about the incident with the girl

Earlier the First channel showed a story about a girl from a Russian family, who was allegedly raped by migrants in Berlin.

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Because of this plot against the correspondent of the First channel Ivan Good an investigation was initiated.

With reference to the relatives of the girl channel reported that the migrants had allegedly committed violent acts against her.

Police confirmed that the girl really one day were missing, but later found.

The official statement of the custody order stated that .

The case got wide publicity as social media began to proliferate rumors that the police had allegedly not taken legal steps.

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The guards have stated that they categorically will not allow to accuse him of inaction.

On 23 January in front of the Federal Chancellery in Berlin , in which participated living in Germany come from countries of the former USSR.

The rally was held under the slogan “Protest against sexual violence against women and girls by immigrants and refugees.”

Application to demonstrate was filed by the organization calling itself the international Convention of Russian Germans.

“If given the information, there will be less misunderstanding”

Moscow called on Germany to provide information in the case of the girl Lisa, the disappearance of which in Berlin has caused a wide public resonance. According to the head of the Russian foreign Ministry, Sergei Lavrov, this will help to avoid misunderstandings between the parties.

“I am convinced that, if provided with the necessary information by the relevant authorities of the Federal Republic of Germany, there will be less misunderstandings,” said the Minister.

“Since we are talking about the citizen of the Russian Federation we have the right not just wait until the investigation is complete, we need all the norms that exist in a civilized world, to be informed about a particular incident that happens to the citizens of the Russian Federation, which in this case was not done in a timely manner. That is why I had different interpretations of this situation,” he added.

The Minister added that “in this case, we received information from official agencies of Germany, and the first from Russian speaking community, then a lawyer of that family, then the parents of Lisa”.

I am sure that there will be more transparency, the more information about our citizens who are in an irregular situation, the more serious the situation, the better for our relationship and no one else will have to arise some questions about what constitutes propaganda and what constitutes interference in the internal Affairs

Sergey Lavrov
the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

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Author: Irina MOKHOVA