(L-R) Human rights activist focused in media law Fultura Kusar, OSCE Media Freedom Representative Harlem Desir and Secretary General of Reporters Without Borders Christophe Deloir speak to journalists in Bratislava on March 2, 2018.

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OSCE Representative for Freedom of the Media Harlem Desir says he deplores a recent decision to ban Ukrainian journalist Taras Ibragimov from entering Russia and the Russian-occupied Ukrainian region of Crimea until the middle of 2054.

Last week, Ibragimov told RFE/RL he had been handed the order by Russia’s Border Guard Service, a branch of the Federal Security Service (FSB), without explanation.

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