The president of main Latin American media outlet Telesur, Patricia Villegas Marin, has despatched a message of assist to RT Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan following a foiled assassinate plot in opposition to the Russian journalist. Nicaragua’s vice chairman, Rosario Murillo, additionally condemned the plan, which was reportedly orchestrated by Ukrainian intelligence.
“Our solidarity [is] with Margarita and the RT and Sputnik Mundo groups that she manages masterfully,” Villegas wrote in a Twitter submit on Saturday. Earlier that day, Russia’s Federal Safety Service (FSB) reported that it had arrested a bunch of neo-Nazis who have been allegedly planning to assassinate Simonyan and one other distinguished Russian journalist, Ksenia Sobchak.
Villegas, who manages the Caracas-based Telesur multiplatform information community, which is financed by Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua, had beforehand expressed solidarity with RT, criticizing the US and its allies over makes an attempt to restrict the Russian media outlet’s operations.
In March 2022, Villegas condemned what she referred to as the “censorship” of RT and Sputnik within the EU, branding the bloc’s determination to ban the shops as “an act of dictatorship.” Brussels took the transfer in response to the beginning of the Russian army operation in Ukraine.
On Sunday, Simonyan revealed on Telegram that she had obtained a letter from the Nicaraguan vice chairman and first girl, Rosario Murillo, wherein she additionally expressed her “deepest solidarity” with RT and its editor-in-chief. Nicaragua “condemns this brutal assassination try,” Murillo stated, including that “many different courageous and helpful journalists face the hatred of Ukrainian neo-Nazi terrorism.” Nicaragua “vehemently rejects any types of terrorism,” the vice chairman added.
The messages of assist got here after the FSB alleged that members of a neo-Nazi group referred to as ‘Paragraph 88’ have been making ready to assassinate Simonyan and Sobchak. Seven suspects have been arrested in reference to the case.
The Russian safety providers seized a Kalashnikov assault rifle, 90 cartridges, rubber hoses, knives, brass knuckles, and handcuffs in the course of the operation, the FSB stated. The safety service additionally claimed the suspected plotters have been appearing “on the directions of the Safety Service of Ukraine.”
Following the incident, Simonyan stated she was not afraid of dying for her homeland. “Dishonor is worse than loss of life; treason is worse than loss of life,” she added, expressing hope that the suspects would have sufficient time to redeem their errors and begin their lives anew.
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