Human Rights Defenders Designate the Arrest of Ruslan Kotsaba as Persecution on Political Grounds


The arrest of Ukrainian journalist Ruslan Kotsaba on suspicion of high treason and preventing legitimate activity of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military formations is the persecution on political grounds. This was stated today at the press-conference by the representatives of Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union.

According to Yevgen Zakharov, Kotsaba can be regarded as political prisoner. The arrest for 60 days infringes the right to liberty and is the disproportionate reaction of the state: lack for the ground for the suspicion of committing these crimes. Kotsaba's actions deserve moral condemnation.