Mijatovic said about the attack on the police in the United States on the journalist to RIA Novosti
The Commissioner for human rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova told the Council of Europe Commissioner for human rights Dunja Mijatovic on the attack of the US police to the correspondent of RIA Novosti.
A RIA Novosti journalist Michael Turgiev covering the protests in Minneapolis, may 31, were attacked by the police - he was sprayed in the face with pepper spray after he produced a press card and identified himself as the employee of the press. Similarly, the police cost with a nearby group of American channel VICE.
"We have a may 31, there was another sad case, when our correspondent RIA Novosti, Mikhail Turgiev, who covered the protests in Minneapolis, was attacked by police, and he sprayed tear gas, and he almost went blind," - said Moskalkova at the meeting with the Commissioner.
Producer Sputnik Nicole Russell 1 Jun suffered during the coverage of protests at the White house in the United States. Despite the fact that the journalist has repeated several times that she is a member of the press, and showed hanging around her neck, a press card, police officers in Washington shot her with rubber bullets.
Human rights activists from non-profit organization U. S. Press Freedom Tracker, which unites more than a dozen independent groups of journalists who are studying more than 430 incidents with members of the media during coverage of the protests in the United States.
The cities of the U.S., a wave of protests and unrest after the death in detention by police of an African-American George Floyd.