The Commissioner of the German government on human rights concerns about the case of Kirill Serebrennikov. She urges Russia to provide him with an objective and fair process.
The German authorities consider the outcome of the case directed by Kirill Serebrennikov important for the development of Russian-German cooperation in the field of culture. This was stated by the Commissioner of the government of Germany on human rights, bärbel Kofler (B?rbel Kofler), whose appeal was published on Tuesday, June 23, on the website of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Germany.
“As part of our international cultural policy, we advocate freedom of expression for artists and art. Because it Serebrennikov is very important for Russian-German cooperation in the field of culture. The sentence will be a Wake-up call for creative freedom,” said Kofler.
She said that she was concerned about the Prosecutor requested a six-year term for Serebrennikov and support accusations by the Russian Ministry of culture. Authorized the government of Germany for human rights urged Russian authorities to provide the Director “objective, honest and transparent” process that meets the standards of a legal state.
Serebrennikov is one of the most important figures in the Russian-German cultural cooperation. March 8 in the Berlin Deutsches Theater the first premiere of the drama directed by Kirill Serebrennikov in the German theatre. The Director to attend could not due to the ongoing trial of the “Seventh Studio”.