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Rights of ethnic Russians in Baltic states still violated — ombudsman

October 28, 2014, 20:45 UTC+3 MOSCOW
Russian human rights ombudsman recalled the status of ‘non-citizen’ when basic political, economic rights are still denied to hundreds of thousands of people living in Latvia and Estonia
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Protesters in Latvia hold a poster reading 'Russians don't give up'

Protesters in Latvia hold a poster reading 'Russians don't give up'

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MOSCOW, October 28. /TASS/. The human rights situation in Baltic states is not changing noticeably, with “large-scale violations of fundamental rights and freedoms of Russian-speaking citizens” continuing there, Russian human rights ombudsman Konstantin Dolgov told Rossiya 24 television on Tuesday.

“This first of all refers to Latvia and Estonia,” he said, citing the status of ‘non-citizen’ when “basic political, economic rights are still denied to hundreds of thousands of people living in Latvia and Estonia, and their cultural and language rights are violated”.

The commissioner for human rights, democracy and supremacy of law also noted “the process of squeezing the Russian language from the sphere of education and cultural life in all three Baltic states”.

He said the local authorities were ignoring “numerous recommendations from international agencies, intergovernmental organisations, the Human Rights Council and others”.

Dolgov also noted certain progress, saying that Latvia for example was mulling automatic citizenship for children born in that country.

A ‘grey area’ persisting in human rights situation in the Baltic states does not meet the interests of their peoples and European stability, he said.

European Union’s claims to the status of one of the ‘beacons’ of democracy in the world were unfounded, he added.

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