Defense Ministry to form four divisions in 2017, including one to protect KurilsMilitary & Defense February 22, 13:42
SpaceX waves off space station cargo deliveryScience & Space February 22, 13:37
Over 80% of Russia’s missile units rearmed with Iskander tactical systemsMilitary & Defense February 22, 13:35
Kremlin disagrees with latest Amnesty International reportRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 22, 13:21
Funeral ceremony for Vitaly Churkin scheduled for February 24 in MoscowRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 22, 13:18
Kremlin denies commissioning dossier on Trump’s psychological makeupRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 22, 13:15
Amnesty International reports warring sides in eastern Ukraine ‘enjoying impunity’World February 22, 13:03
Press review: Jailed pilot mother's plea to Trump and Russia's plan for de-offshorizationPress Review February 22, 13:00
Kremlin respects Supreme Court’s ruling on opposition activist DadinRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 22, 12:57
RIGA, November 24 (Itar-Tass) — Administrative district court in Riga on Friday answered a lawsuit by the organization of the Latvian Waffen SS legion -- Daugavas Vanagi /The Hawks of the Daugava/ -- against the Riga City Hall and told the latter to bring public apologies to the SS veterans for an unlawful prohibition of their traditional annual march in downtown Riga March 16, 2011.
The court ruling was revealed to reporters by Inese Deme, an assistant to the Chief Justice.
She said that Daugavas Vanagi also demand a compensation for moral damage in the amount of $ 10,000, but the court turned the demand down.
The City Hall is expected to publish the apologies in local dailies within a month after the court's ruling takes effect. Under the Latvian law, the City Hall can appeal the ruling at Latvia's Supreme Court within a period of 30 days.
Ugis Vidauskis, a spokesman for public relations, told reporters in the meantime the City Hall plans launching an appeal.
"We believe were acted on the grounds of law upon getting conclusions of law enforcement agencies, which said these functions might pose danger to public law and order," he said. "That's why the City Hall doesn't find the court's ruling to be correct."