|Title:||Sochi Olympics Action Moscow January 2014|
Ballerina dances in a “one-person protest” against repression of free speech in Russia. Central Moscow, 30th January 2014.
Prior to the creative stunt, a 200,000 strong global petition was delivered to the offices of Russian President Vladimir Putin, by Amnesty International European directors, calling on him to repeal a series of repressive laws restricting the right to freedom of expression, assembly and association in the run up to the Sochi Winter Olympics. At the same time, hundreds of Amnesty International members and supporters organized actions and delivered petitions to the Russian embassies in their own countries.
“The message to President Putin, from rank and file Amnesty International supporters to world leaders staying away from the Games, is the same – repeal series of laws that restrict the rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly.
“These laws suppress creativity and the development of civil society and undermine the legitimate role of human rights activists in Russia,” said Sergei Nikitin, Amnesty International’s Moscow Office Director.
FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
COUNTRY: EUROPE/EASTERN EUROPE/RUSSIAN FEDERATION
GENRE: ACTION / EVENT
|Tags:||achievements_2014, Sochi Olympics|
|Copyright Type:||Third Party|
|Copyright Credit:||© Denis Bochkarev & Genia Rakina|
|Date Photo or Video Created:||30/01/2014 12:16|
|Place Created:||RUSSIAN FEDERATION|
|Size:||2.36 MB; 3000 x 2000 pixels; 254 x 169 mm (print at 300 DPI); 794 x 529 mm (screen at 96 DPI);|