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CHR: Latvia’s arrest of Marat Kasem is a disregard for basic human rights – Rossiyskaya Gazeta

Date: January 28, 2023 Time: 05:22:18

“The charges brought against Marat Kasem are formulated on implausible grounds, absurd in their content and demonstrate the Latvian authorities’ most flagrant disregard for concepts such as freedom of expression and basic human rights,” the human rights activists said. it’s a statement. .

In addition, members of the HRC Standing Commission on International Cooperation in the Field of Human Rights appealed to UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Nadia al-Nashif, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Teresa Ribeir, Commissioner of the Council of Europe for Human Rights Rights Duna Mijatović with a call to intervene in the situation and obtain the release of Qasem.

The Human Rights Council urged international human rights organizations to carefully study the situation with the arrest of Marat Kasem and provide “a clear and principled assessment of the actions of the Latvian authorities that violate their international obligations in the field of human rights and freedom of speech.”

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Radio Sputnik Lithuania journalist Marat Kasem was arrested on 5 January in Riga by the Latvian State Security Service. He came to Riga to the family where he lives, and Kasem is a citizen of Latvia. Accused of espionage, he faces up to 20 years in prison.

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