MOSCOW, May 15 (RAPSI) – Russia’s Presidential Human Rights Council hopes that investigation of an incident affecting the online Immortal Regiment event and some other websites commemorating heroes of the Great Patriotic War will be swift, thorough and objective one, according to the body’s Chair Valery Fadeyev.
Fadeyev firmly believes the perpetrators are to be punished for the attack. He calls the act a bold provocation, which cannot be left without a reaction. At the same time, he thinks the organizers of the event had no possibility to verify all photographs users published on the Immortal Regiment website.
The Council is ready to intervene in case there are doubts about guilt of would-be suspects named by investigators, Fadeyev says.
Earlier, the Investigative Committee reported that criminal cases over rehabilitation of Nazism were opened after the authority found out that photographs of Nazi criminals had been published on websites of the Immortal Regiment movement.
According to investigators, on or before May 3 and on or before May 10 unidentified persons published on a freely accessible website a photograph of Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler and that of Adolf Hitler respectively; they were falsely designated as participants of the war against the Nazis.
The probe in the cases was underway; investigators were taking all necessary measures to identify the perpetrators and find out if there were other attempts to publish false content in the framework of the Immortal Regiment event, the Investigative Committee’s statement read.