Borrell urged by Zakharova to safeguard journalists Assange and Qasim and protect press freedom

The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, called on the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, to stand up for journalists, Assange and Kasem.

This is stated in the message of Zakharova on her official channel in the Telegram application in response to Borrell’s statement condemning the European Union for the arrest of American journalist Ivan Gershkovich, a correspondent for the Wall Street Journal in Moscow, and his words about ensuring “freedom to engage in and protect journalistic activity.

Zakharova wrote: “You, Borrell, must prove your words at least with deeds. Then protect Julian Assange and Marat Kasem.”

Julian Assange, an Australian journalist, activist and programmer, is in British prisons after he was arrested by British police at the Ecuadorian embassy on April 11, 2019 with the approval of the Ecuadorian ambassador after spending 7 years in the embassy. campus.

Marat Kasim, journalist and editor-in-chief of Sputnik Lithuania, was arrested by Latvian authorities on January 5 last year in the Latvian capital of Riga on charges of espionage and violating sanctions against Russia.

Source: Telegram

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