“The requirement of the ECHR in relation to the trial on the territory of Russia against the Russian citizen Navalny is direct pressure on the court, a gross violation of international law and interference with the sovereignty of our country.” This was stated by Sergey Zheleznyak, a member of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs.
The politician recalled that “according to the Constitution, in Russia, as in any independent state, the priority of domestic legislation is in effect. At the same time, Russia does not violate generally accepted norms and acts exclusively in the legal field. The actions of the ECHR in relation to the “Berlin patient” case completely discredit the name of this international organization, which is called to defend human rights and not to participate in political actions. ”
“Western countries and the world’s leading human rights organizations did not pay any attention to the arbitrariness of others who were imprisoned in different countries for political reasons, including Vyshinsky, Assange, the Spanish rapper and many other leaders of public opinion. In Russia, domestic law is in force and one should not be led by external demands that run counter to our Constitution and legislation.
The participation of the ECHR in a political anti-Russian project is a blow to the entire international legal system and once again demonstrates how the methods of double standards work in relation to Russia.
It is obvious that with the approach of parliamentary elections attempts of external interference and pressure on our country will continue and grow, ”the parliamentarian stressed.