Protection Wyszynski will appeal the decision of the court on prolongation of arrest

© RIA Novosti / Stringreplace in photobacteria court in the case of journalist K. Wyszynski in KhersonProtection Wyszynski will appeal the decision of the court on prolongation of arrest© RIA Novosti / Stringreplace the image Bank

Kherson city court extended the head of RIA news Ukraine Kirill Vyshinsky measure of restraint in form of arrest for another 60 days, the defense intends to appeal the decision to the court of appeal, told RIA Novosti lawyer Andrew Domanski.

«Of course, we will appeal,» the lawyer added.

On the eve of the Commissioner for human rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova said that outraged by the situation around Wyszynski, who after a heart attack brought to court, asks the international human rights community to intervene for his release. General Director MIA «Russia today» Dmitry Kiselev called Wyszynski a prisoner of conscience. According to him, the journalist has been languishing in a Ukrainian prison just for his beliefs and professional activities.

Vyshinsky more than 100 days is under arrest on charges of Kiev in support of the breakaway republics of Donbass and treason. Another term of his detention expired on 8 September. It has not allowed Russian consular officials, citing the fact that Wyszynski Ukrainian citizenship. The Russian foreign Ministry described the actions of Kiev against the «RIA Novosti Ukraine» as arbitrary. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has called them unacceptable. The Embassy of Russia has sent the Ukrainian foreign Ministry two notes with a demand to stop violence against the media.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Wyszynski was arrested «for his direct professional activities, for exercising his journalistic functions,» and stressed that the arrest of Vyshinsky — «absolutely unprecedented and totally unacceptable policy of the current Ukrainian rulers, it should be appropriately reflected in the reaction of the journalistic community and international human rights organizations.» He also expressed the hope that it will be possible to secure the release of Wyszynski, including by means of pressure on Ukraine in international organizations.

The OSCE representative on freedom of the media, Harlem Desir expressed serious concern about the actions of Ukrainian authorities in relation to RIA Novosti Ukraine in Kiev. He recalled that, «in accordance with the Helsinki final act, the participating countries of the OSCE have committed themselves to promote conditions that will enable journalists from one participating country to conduct their professional activities in another.»

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