Archive for February, 2014
Statement by YABLOKO’s Bureau, 28.02.2014 Today YABLOKO’s Bureau adopted a statement against the package of the so called “anti-terrorism” laws passed by the State Duma, which limit the rights of the Internet users, actually abolish e-payments and increase the criminal responsibility for terrorism. The first reading of the three bills will take place today.
Sergei Mitrokhin’s blog at the Ekho Moskvi web-site, 25.02.2014 The idea of European integration, which must be fully supported, has been the main driving force of the February revolution in Ukraine. For millions of Ukrainian citizens rapprochement with the European Union means a guarantee of observance by the state of the key democratic values and […]
Press Release, 26.02.2014 Yesterday the Khostinsky Regional court of Sochi fined YABLOKO’s member Olga Noskovets under the article 19.3 of the Administrative Code supposedly for disobedience to the legitimate demands of police officers.
Announcement, 27.02.2014 The international action week “Free Evgeny Vitishko!” will start on February 28 #FREEVITISHKO. The actions demanding to free Evgeny Vitishko and stop persecution of Russia’s environmentalists and activists will take place in many European countries and nineteen Russian cities.
Statement by YABLOKO Chairman, February 24, 2014 The YABLOKO party supports the idea of European integration, which has been the main driving force of the February revolution in Ukraine. The strive of the new Ukrainian government and the active part of the Ukrainian society for integration with Europe presumes that the country’s leadership will respect […]
Grigory Yavlinsky’s blog at Live Journal, 25.02.2014 I’m outraged by the demonstrative disgrace of the sentences to the prisoners of the Bolotnaya Square Rally case. The fact that these people were kept in the detention prison for many months represents already in itself groundless cruelty absolutely incommensurable with the charges brought against them, moreover these […]
Sergei Mitrokhin: It is very important now to go on with peaceful protests, as it is the only possible way towards changing of the regime.
Video and Transcript, 24.02.2014 Sergei Mitrokhin: We have already expressed our attitude to the legitimacy of the verdict on the Bolotnaya Rally case. The sentence is based on fabricated evidence of the investogators. I have been in the court at one of the trials, and I followed the trial closely. It is absolutely obvious that […]
Statement by the YABLOKO party, February 24, 2014 The YABLOKO party expresses its protest against a demonstratively horrible sentences to the defendants in the Bolotnaya Rally case, who received from 2.5 to 4 years in a penal colony. The fact that these people have stayed in remand prison for several months already represents unjustified cruelty absolutely […]
Court verdict on imprisonment terms to the Bolotnaya Rally case political prisoners: Barabanov – 3 years and 7 months (since May 28, 2012), Byelousov – 2 years and 6 months (since July 9, 2012), Dukhanina – 3 years of probation, Zimin – 3 years and 6 months (since June 8, 2012), Krivov – 4 years […]
People gathered by the court to support the prisoners of the Bolotnaya Rally case are again arrested by police
Press Release, 24.02.2014 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin and party activists who are standing now in the yard of Zamoskvoretsky City Court, Moscow, to support the prisoners of the Bolotnaya Rally case, report that police again has begun random arrests of people waiting for the court verdict.
Press Release, February 24, 2014 The Nizhny Novgorod branch of YABLOKO conducted pickets in support of the Bolotnaya Square Case prisoners on February 21, 22, 2014. The civil activists joined YABLOKO’s action. About twenty people participated in the action in general.
The ALDE Party, 23/02/2014 The winter Olympics have come to a close. Most media attention turned away from Russia when on Sunday lights went out in Sochi’s Olympic stadium after the closing ceremony. Despite, the increasing crack down on freedom of speech in the Russian Federation does not stop.
Photos by YABLOKO’s Ekaterina Tatrnikova who was by Zamoskkvoretsky Court today together with YABLOKO activists and other people protesting against arbitrary rule in Russia. People gathered in the court yard to support the political prisone…rs of the so-called “the Bolotnaya rally” case. The rally took place on the 6th of May was brutally broken by […]
Mitrokhin about police brutal actions in arresting people who gathered to support political prisoners of the Bolotnaya Rally case
Press Release, February 21, 2014 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin and party activists came to Zamoskvoretsky Moscow Court where trial over Bolotnaya Rally prisoners was taking place. Eight people from the Bolotnaya Rally were accused of participating in a “mass-scale riot and use […]
Statement by Trine Skei Grande, President of the Venstre party, Norway, 20.02.2014 Prime Minister in Norway, Mrs Erna Solberg, brought up the situation of human rights activists when she met with Prime Ministers Medvedev during his stay in the Olympic city of Sochi last week. – It is good thing that Solberg vows human rights […]
Partidul Liberal, 20.02.2014 With the Winter Olympics in place, the world attention is on Sochi and in particular, on the Russian government’s dubious approach to human rights and basic freedoms. Of particular concern is the recent arrest and sentence of Evgeny Vitishko, a member of liberal party Yabloko, who has started a three-year imprisonment for […]
ZARES – socialno-liberalni, 19.02.2014 V stranki Zares vas vabimo k podpisu peticije, s katero Amnesty International poziva ruske oblasti k izpustitvi okoljevarstvenega aktivista Jevgenija Vitiška, ki je bil v politično motiviranem procesu obsojen na triletno zaporno kazen.
The ALDE Party, Press Release, 18.02.2014 ALDE Party President Sir Graham Watson MEP is alarmed by the news that Russian environmentalist and YABLOKO member Evgeny Vitishko is on hunger strike in a prison since one week, in rather harsh conditions. Sir Graham said: “I find it cynical against the background of the Winter Olympics that […]
Not only the Ukrainian authorities, but also the opposition are responsible for the bloodshed in the streets of Kiev
Statement by the Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO, 19/02/2014 At present the conflict in Ukraine has entered the stage of mass bloodshed. We bring our deep condolences to the families of those killed and wish a speedy recovery to the injured. Once again, we are calling on all the parties of the conflict to stop […]
Press Release, February 17, 2014 Chair of the Vladimir branch of YABLOKO Dmitry Kushpita has filed a complaint to the Vladimir city electoral commission against the illegal campaigning of the United Russia’s candidate Alexandr Maximov at the Vladimir City Council by-election. The anonymous leaflets without the imprint with Maximov’s electoral programme and advertisement of the […]