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"
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"
Latvia In 2018-2019 the Latvian authorities continued to pursue a consistent policy of historical revisionism, justification and glorification of former SS men and their accomplices, rehabilitation of Nazi criminals. Glorification of Latvian Waffen-SS legionnaires and attempts to present Hitler’s henchmen as “freedom fighters” remain one of the key elements of the evidence base behind the … Continue reading "Regarding the situation with the glorification of Nazism… (excerpt), 2019"
On the unacceptability of abolishing school education in the languages of Latvia’s national minorities On March 22, 2018, the Parliament of the Republic of Latvia has adopted laws on amending the Education Law and the General Education Law. In accordance with these amendments, by the academic year 2021/22, the secondary education shall be provided in … Continue reading "Declaration by Russia’s lower house on minority education in Latvia, 2018"
120.59 Prohibit the holding of the annual gathering in March in the centre of Riga in a memory of soldiers who fought in the Latvian legion of the Waffen SS as well as condemn strictly any attempts to glorify the memory of those who fought in the Waffen SS and collaborated with Nazis (Russian Federation); … Continue reading "Recommendation by Russia to Latvia: UPR 2nd round, 2016"