"Russian Civic Chamber asks UN to assess ban of Paralympians from Rio," tass.ru
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A member of the Russian Civic Chamber has addressed the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights with a request to publicly assess the decision of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to ban the Russian team from competing in the 2016 Summer Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
"I think that the main peacekeeping organization should give a public assessment of this situation. UN regularly states that sport should remain free and protected from any political influence. I also hope for principal solidarity of organizations that bring together people with disabilities around the world. It will be very important and valuable if they support our address to UN," chairperson of Russian Civic Chamber’s commission on developing public diplomacy and supporting compatriots abroad Yelena Sutormina said. ....