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YABLOKO wins a case in the Constitutional Court

Press Release
June 22, 2010

 

YABLOKOs leader Sergei Mitrokhin expressed his satisfaction with the decision of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation on the complaint from YABLOKOs member Andrei Malitsky.

The Constitutional Court ruled out that some provisions on the Russian Federaiton law On the Basic Guarantees of Franchise and the Right to Referendum connected with a ban for the citizens residing in a foreign state to be members of electoral commissions. Being a Russian citizen Malitsky obtained in 2009 a residence permit in Lithuania. Due to this fact he was expelled from a territorial electoral commission in Moscow where he represented YABLOKOs interests.

YABLOKO demanded that Malitskys lawful right should be restored. Now the Constitutional Court acknowledged the lawfulness of Malitskys claim. According to Mitrokhin, the norms restricting the rights of the Russian citizens to be elected to the state power and local self-government bodies should be recognised unconstitutional too.


See also:

Human Rights

Absurd and discriminatory norms of the law On the Basic Guarantees of Franchise should be abolished. Statement by the YABLOKO party. May 25, 2010

On supporting Andrei Malitsky in his litigation of violation of constitutional rights of the Russian citizens having residence permits in other countries. Statement by the Regional Council of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO. September 3, 2009

 



Press Release
June 22, 2010