European Parliament: Human Rights Situation in Russia Worsening

posted 17 Sept 2012, 14:28 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 17 Sept 2012, 14:28 ]
Source: (info), 14/09/12 

· International law  · Access to justice 

On 13th September the European Parliament adopted a resolution “On political independence of the judicial system in Russia.’ The Parliament noted that recently the human rights situation in Russia has deteriorated considerably. Examples cited were the new restrictive laws adopted by the Duma, the detentions of demonstrators on 6th May, the severe sentences handed down to opposition activist Taisiya Osipova and the members of the punk band Pussy Riot, intimidation of the Duma deputy Gennady Gudkov and the case of Sergei Magnitsky. [Read more]