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MOSCOW, November 14. /TASS/. Russia’s Public Chamber demands an international investigation of Latvia’s deporting a Russian political analyst, according to a statement issued by the Chamber’s public diplomacy commission on Friday. The statement was referred to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
Konstantin Simonov, director general of the National Energy Security Fund, who had arrived in the Latvian capital city Riga at the invitation of the international media club Format AZ, was expelled from Latvia on Friday after Latvia’s interior ministry had put his name on the blacklist of unwanted persons.
“This incident is a blatant violation of the international humanitarian law, an abuse of basic human rights and liberties,” said the commission’s chairperson, Elena Sutormina. “The commission demands an immediate unbiased international investigation of the incident when a Russian citizen was detained and deported for no reason.”
In 2014, Latvia has blacklisted a number of Russia citizens, including people of culture. In the summer, ahead of the New Wave pop singers’ contest in Jurmala, Latvia’s Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkeviks supplemented the blacklist of Russians banned from entry to Latvia for an indefinite period with the names of Russian popular singers Joseph Kobzon, Oleg Gazmanov and Valeria. In the autumn, the blacklist was once again supplemented with the name of Russian actors Ivan Okhlobystin and Mikhail Porechenkov.