Zakharova: London Will Not Respond to the Deportation of Graham Phillips

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Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ

18th March, 2016


Official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova believes that the UK will not react to the deportation of journalist Graham Phillips from Latvia. She stated this in an exclusive interview with LifeNews.

I think they will keep silent this time, just like Latvia did when the rights of journalists were violated in Lithuania and vice versa — when the rest of Europe was silent while their neighbours are committing violations. They wake up only in one case: when any violations occur or are invented concerning Russia, — said Zakharova.

Recall that the well-known British journalist and blogger Graham Phillips was deported and banned from entering Latvia for three years. Men in uniform descended directly to his hotel, demanded that he leave the country, and was not allowed to contact the Embassy or request assistance from lawyers. Previously, Phillips was detained in Riga where he filmed a procession of Nazis.

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