14 Jun 2018

In a press release, MEPs condemn breaches of human rights in Russia, the Rakhine State and Bahrain.

Extract : “As FIFA Football World Cup kicks off in Russia today, the European Parliament urges Russia to comply with its domestic and international obligations to ensure respect for human rights, including freedom of expression and freedom of assembly. It criticises the Russian law on “foreign agents”, under which NGOs and foreign media receiving foreign funds are subject to a high level of government scrutiny.   

MEPs demanded that the Russian authorities immediately and unconditionally release Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and more than 70 Ukrainian citizens illegally detained in Russia and on the Crimean peninsula.

The resolution was adopted by 485 votes to 76, with 66 abstentions.