Human rights advocates to join to defense of warned off Russian athletes
MOSCOW, December 11 (RAPSI) – The Presidential Council for Human Rights will discuss proposals on the protection of Russian athletes suspended from international sports competitions, the advisory body’s chair Valery Fadeyev told journalists during a news conference on Wednesday.
According to Fadeyev, the assumption of innocence is violated in this case.
The Council plans to gather all concerned members soon and will begin to draft proposals on this matter. Human Rights advocates want to do all that is possible, Fadeyev said.
Earlier, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) anonymously decided to deprive Russian athletes of the right to take part in major international sports events. Moreover, WADA barred Russia from hosting tournaments and filing applications for running the competitions in the coming four year.