An agreement will soon be signed between the Ministry of Interior and the Tunisian League for the Defence of Human Rights (LTDH) on visiting places of detention, said new president of the League, Jamel M’sallem on Tuesday. Following a meeting between Interior Minister Hedi Majdoub and the new executive committee of the League, M’sallem said the meeting discussed ways to identify common work instruments to address several issues, particularly those related to complaints received by the LTDH and visiting places of detention. The meeting, he added, is part of a series of meetings initiated by the new board of the LTDH to establish a first contact with the officials of the Executive and explain the organisation’s work framework for the coming period. According to Jamel M’sallem, the meeting with the Interior Minister was at the request of the Tunisian League for the defence of human rights.
Journalist from Ukraine’s Ukrinform News Agency Roman Sushchenko, who has been arrested in Moscow, was left without food and water on the first day of his detention, and he has lost about six kilograms while in custody, according to Russia’s Novaya Gazeta, Sushchenko told them he had lost about six kilograms. In Lefortovo, Sushchenko got his personal belongings back, but he had to return the borrowed clothes, thus he has no second pair of clothes now, his Russian colleagues wrote.