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Saturday, December 3, 2016

The Russian diplomat has frightened defenders with a picture from “Game of thrones”


A Russian diplomat in the Council on human rights UN, accused of threats against human rights defender Florian Irminger. Russians are using social network Twitter sent him a picture of a man skinned from the popular series “Game of thrones”.


photo: Natalia Muslinkina

According to the newspaper the New York Times, a Russian diplomat, who is not named, scared the head of the organization Human Rights House Network Florian Irminger by sending Twitter pictures. It was a picture of a bloodied man without skin, and the words “Our blades are sharp”.

According to the story of teleshi popular “Game of thrones”, the corresponding image and the signature are coat of arms and motto of house Bolton. One of their ancient customs was alive to flay enemies.

House Bolton ● Our blades are sharp pic.twitter.com/1QSLJZ53Tx

— Targaryen (@GreenieTMR) 28 may 2016

The investigation revealed that the tweet was sent the diplomat, who represented Russia during the discussion of the resolution on the protection of human rights defenders. According to Irminger, the message does not contain threats of physical violence, but it has symbolic value, because Russia does with dissidents people.”

While the Russian foreign Ministry called the incident “a common joke”, albeit unsuccessful. The official representative of the Ministry Maria Zakharova said that the message ended with “smiley”, as used in this picture is widespread. “We believe that this does not threaten civil society. This incident does not deserve the attention that he artificially attach”, — said Zakharov.

In turn, the head of the Council on human rights UN Choi Ken-Rome called the situation totally unacceptable. According to him, Russian diplomat was made an “administrative reprimand”.

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