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Freemuse calls on Russian authorities for impartiality and due process in Serebrennikov case

29 August 2017
Freemuse is concerned about the recent trial & house arrest of prominent Russian theatre director Kirill Serebrennikov over charges of alleged embezzlement.
Photo: Kirill Serebrennikov/Gogol Center Facebook page

 

Freemuse is concerned about the recent trial and house arrest of prominent Russian theatre director Kirill Serebrennikov over charges of alleged embezzlement of state funds earmarked for an art project. The director, an outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his government, has often rubbed authorities the wrong way with his political performances.

“Everybody is entitled to the freedom of artistic expression and creativity, Mr Serebrennikov included. We ask the Russian authority to respect and protect this right and ensure that this investigation is not a clampdown on artist communities,” Freemuse Executive Director Dr Srirak Plipat said.

Read the full statement on Freemuse’s Artsfreedom website here

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