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28.09.2019 Case of former MEP Tatjana Zdanoka: The Latvian Human Rights Committee accuses...


HRWF (26.09.2019) - At the session on the rule of law of the OSCE/ODIHR Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) on 24 September in Warsaw, Alexander Kuzmin of the Latvian Human Rights Committee raised the issue of the defenders of the Russian-speaking minority in Latvia who are harassed and prosecuted by the authorities, and in particular the case of former MEP Tatjana Zdanoka.

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04.04.2019 ‘The darkest powers of society are awakening’: how the Baltic States whip up anti-Semitism


In Estonia a young man offended the chief rabbi of the Republic. Despite the fact that according to research results, the degree of anti-Semitism in Latvia is lower than in its regional neighbours, the country has a considerable difference.

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24.02.2019 EU Parliament Members Worried Over Rights Situation In Baltic States


European Parliament members from Latvia and Estonia on Wednesday discussed the worrying democracy and human rights situation in the three Baltic countries.

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20.02.2019 Political prosecutions in the Baltic countries


Tatjana Ždanoka (Latvia), former MEP (2004-2018). In Latvia, a campaign of harassment against national minority activists has turned to a large scale over the last ten months. The target of the pressure is the non-violent movement for the defence of Russian-language schools, which is supported by the “Latvian Russian Union”. The scale of protests of Russian- speakers against the ongoing destruction of minority education has grown since autumn, 2017.

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24.01.2019 No fair trial for Catalan political prisoners: The trial starts with the request of 214 years of prison for the Catalan leaders


The members and friends of the European political party European Free Alliance (EFA) want to express our deep concern about the unfair trial that is about to begin against the Catalan leaders and Catalan political prisoners, who have already been on pretrial detention for over a year now.

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