We have reasons to believe that the charges against Ms. Nizovkina and Ms. Stetsura are directly related to the performance of their professional duties. We, therefore, call upon the Chairman of People´s Hural of the Repubic of Buryatia to ensure an objective investigation into the charges brought against Nadezhda Nizovkina and Tatiana Stetsura, in order to prevent them from being prosecuted in connection with their professional activities and in violation of their right to the freedom of speech.
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Tatiana Stetsura (left) and Nadezhda Nizovkina (right). February 2010.