Palestinian journalists hold rally in solidarity with Shevchenko

Wednesday, 17 August 2011 15:00| MEMO

Palestinian journalists hold rally in solidarity with ShevchenkoPalestinians called on the Russian government to ensure full protection for Mr Shevchenko who has reaffirmed his support for the Palestinian people.


Palestinian journalists organised a rally yesterday, 16 August under the theme ‘Don’t silence the media’ in solidarity with Russian journalist, Maxim Shevchenko, following death threats against him as a result of his vocal support for the Palestinian Cause.

The sit-in was held in front of the Gaza headquarters of UNESCO where participants raised placards calling on human rights organisations to follow up and advocate on the issue. Others called on the Russian government to ensure full protection for Mr Shevchenko who has reaffirmed his support for the Palestinian people until their usurped rights are restored.

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