MOSCOW, February 9 (RIA Novosti) – Ukraine barred a Russian human rights campaigner from entering the country on Sunday, the Russian Human Rights Council said.
Andrei Yurov, who heads the Council’s commission on human rights abroad, had flown to Kiev to attend an international conference and to meet with Ukraine's human rights commissioner.
“When I arrived in Ukraine, I was stopped at the passport control checkpoint,” Yurov was quoted by the council in a statement.
“I was told that I was a persona non grata and I will not be allowed to enter the country. Apparently I am on some kind of a list of most dangerous people.”
The human rights activist criticized the Ukrainian authorities for violating their international commitments on human rights issues.
“What happened to me in Ukraine is absolutely unacceptable,” Yurov said.” I have never been involved in politics. I have always worked on something that has no borders – the human rights issue.”
Ukraine’s move could be a response to Yurov’s previous work on monitoring human rights in Belarus during a government crackdown on opposition following presidential elections in December, 2010.
Yurov was detained by the Belarusian authorities and deported to Russia in March, 2011.
The fact of registration and authorization of users on Sputnik websites via users’ account or accounts on social networks indicates acceptance of these rules.
Users are obliged abide by national and international laws. Users are obliged to speak respectfully to the other participants in the discussion, readers and individuals referenced in the posts.
The websites’ administration has the right to delete comments made in languages other than the language of the majority of the websites’ content.
In all language versions of the sputniknews.com websites any comments posted can be edited.
A user comment will be deleted if it:
The administration has the right to block a user’s access to the page or delete a user’s account without notice if the user is in violation of these rules or if behavior indicating said violation is detected.
Users can initiate the recovery of their account / unlock access by contacting the moderators at email@example.com
The letter must contain:
If the moderators deem it possible to restore the account / unlock access, it will be done.
In the case of repeated violations of the rules above resulting in a second block of a user’s account, access cannot be restored.
To contact the team of moderators, write to firstname.lastname@example.org