Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Council of Europe
Mr Sergei Mitrokhin
Chairman of the Russian United
Democratic Party of Yabloko
March 19, 2013
Dear Mr Mitrokhin, dear colleague,
The ALDE Group of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council
of Europe is deeply concerned with the news we are receiving
from Russia. The attacks perpetrated against the Yabloko party
in Moscow are yet another manifestation of growing intolerance
in the Russian society.
The ALDE condemns the perpetrators of these attacks which
are not simply an act of vandalism, but also an offence against
the freedom of expression. We sincerely hope that the legal
proceedings that you have launched will receive appropriate
attention both from the judiciary and the political authorities
of Russia. Such acts cannot be tolerated.
I would like to assure you that the Monitoring Committee
will be duly informed about these deplorable developments.
President of ALDE