The Most Resonant Human Rights Violations in Certain Countries (excerpts), 2021

The rights of linguistic minorities continue to be violated in the country. Thus, the Latvian government has banned the delivery of printed materials on vaccination against COVID-19 in Russian to residents. The scope of teaching in minority languages is decreasing. A «requirement of loyalty» (loyalty to the state) is being imposed on teachers and school … Continue reading "The Most Resonant Human Rights Violations in Certain Countries (excerpts), 2021"

Appeal by Russia’s lower house on repressive actions of Latvia’s authorities (excerpts), 2020

The members of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation strongly condemn the actions by the authorities of the Republic of Latvia, related to uncessant politicized repressions against Russian-speaking journalists and public activists working in the country. Lately, systemic violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms in Latvia get expressed more … Continue reading "Appeal by Russia’s lower house on repressive actions of Latvia’s authorities (excerpts), 2020"

2019 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (excerpts), 2020

Section 1. Respect for the Integrity of the Person, Including Freedom from: [..] D. ARBITRARY ARREST OR DETENTION [..] ARREST PROCEDURES AND TREATMENT OF DETAINEES [..] Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) reported that the information sheets often used dense, legalistic language and were available only in Latvian even for detainees who spoke Russian as a first language. … Continue reading "2019 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (excerpts), 2020"

Human Rights situation in certain countries (excerpts), 2020

Latvia The human rights situation in the Republic of Latvia remains unfavorable. The ruling coalition formed after the October 2018 parliamentary elections proceeds with its line towards building a mono-ethnic state model. The Russian-speaking population of the country is still seen as a foreign destabilizing element. As a result, the nationalist policy of official authorities … Continue reading "Human Rights situation in certain countries (excerpts), 2020"

Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania: Background and U.S.-Baltic Relations (excerpts), 2020

[..] Potential Hybrid Threats In recent years, tensions between Russia and the Baltic states have been exacerbated by [..] and a Russian propaganda offensive directed at Russian speakers in the Baltic states. [..] Disinformation Campaigns and Ethnic Russians in Baltic States The presence of a large ethnic Russian population in the Baltic states is a … Continue reading "Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania: Background and U.S.-Baltic Relations (excerpts), 2020"