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Procedure : 2007/2551(RSP)
Document stages in plenary
Document selected : B6-0186/2007

Texts tabled :

B6-0186/2007

Debates :

PV 26/04/2007 - 14.1
CRE 26/04/2007 - 14.1

Votes :

PV 26/04/2007 - 15.1

Texts adopted :

P6_TA(2007)0169

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
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Voir aussi la proposition de résolution commune RC-B6-0172/2007
24 avril 2007
PE 389.452v0
 
B6‑0186/2007
with request for inclusion in the agenda for the debate on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law
pursuant to Rule 115 of the Rules of Procedure
by Vittorio Agnoletto, André Brie
on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group
on the recent repression of demonstrations in Russia
NB : Cette proposition de résolution n'est disponible que dans sa langue originale

European Parliament resolution on the recent repression of demonstrations in Russia 
B6‑0186/2007

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to Rule 115(5) of its Rules of Procedure,

A.  whereas Russian opposition members recently rallied in Moscow's Pushkin Square and St Petersburg on 14 and 15 April 2007

B.  whereas the so-called "Dissenters' March" was organized by Another Russia, an umbrella group including various political movements,

C.  whereas hundreds of protesters have been harassed, beaten and arrested by the Russian security forces in Moscow and St Petersburg; whereas among those detained were the leader of the United Civic Front and former world chess champion Garry Kasparov, Mrs Maria Gaidar (the daughter of Russia's first post-Soviet reformist prime minister), former prime minister Mikhail Kasyanov, and many journalists too,

D.  whereas Vladimir Lukin, Russia's human rights ombudsman, said that he believed police in both cities had exceeded their authority and whereas Valentina Matviyenko, the governor of St. Petersburg, ordered a probe into human rights violations at the rally in St. Petersburg,

E.  whereas as a member of the UN, OSCE and Council of Europe the Russian Federation must fully comply with the highest standards of human rights and democratic values,

1.  Condemns the use of excessive force by the Russian police during last weekend's peaceful demonstrations in Moscow and St. Petersburg and calls on the Russian authorities to comply with their international obligations and to respect freedom of expression and freedom of assembly;

2.  Condemns in particular the repressive actions used by the security forces against journalists doing their professional duty;

3.  Calls on the Russian authorities to bring to justice those responsible for these human rights violations;

4.  Calls on the Council and the Commission to raise the issue of respect of basic freedoms in its next regular meeting with Russian officials;

5.  Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Council, the Commission and the Government and Parliament of the Russian Federation.

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