Llamado a la libertad de expresión y al respeto a los derechos de las minorías en Rusia

Nos desconcertaron y consternaron los reportes sobre acciones dirigidas en contra de personas de origen étnico georgiano en Rusia. Entre ellos se incluyen informes en los medios internacionales de que la policía de Moscú ha pedido a las escuelas que elaboren listas de alumnos con apellidos georgianos como parte de su búsqueda de inmigrantes ilegales, y casos verificados de clausuras de negocios georgianos en Rusia. Sabedores de la importancia para las familias pobres de las remesas hacia Georgia, también nos preocupan los reportes de medidas para bloquear las transferencias bancarias.

Nos sentimos obligados a subrayar que las disputas entre gobiernos no son motivo para emprender acciones en contra de la población civil. Esperaríamos que los líderes de la Federación de Rusia hagan valer los derechos de las minorías étnicas; que se abstengan de la retórica hostil y de emprender acciones en contra de los georgianos; y que garanticen la defensa de nuestros valores democráticos comunes y las relaciones respetuosas entre vecinos.

André Glucksmann

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