The EU institutions and the International Press Association (API/IPA) paid tribute to two reporters, victims of the #Strasbourg terrorist attack.
The journalists in the press centre of the European Commission paid tribute to both reporters – Antonio Megalizzi (29) and Bartosz Orent-Niedzielski (35)– slain in jihad attack by a minute of silence.
The reporter Antonio Megalizzi (29) from Trento, Italy was in Strasbourg to cover the European Parliament plenary session for radio network Europhonica.
His friend Barto Pedro Orent-Niedzielski (35) from Katowice, Poland, nicknamed #Bartek lived in Strasbourg, he was engaged in cultural life of the city, and also in promotion of the LGBT rights.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, says border guards prevented him from flying out of a Moscow airport to Strasbourg for a hearing at the European court of human rights in Strasbourg.
“Border guards are saying that leaving is forbidden for me. There is some kind of letter that says I am prohibited from leaving, but there is no explanation why,” Navalny tweeted. The politician learnt about the ban to leave Russia while boarding a flight to Frankfurt and and from there further to Strasbourg, where the European Court on Human Rights is expected to rule on whether his detentions this year were politically motivated. The ban of to leave Russia of the appellate will not lead to any change in ECHR scheduled hearing.