Russia’s independent journalist, human rights activist and Soviet-time political prisoner Alexander (Sasha) PODRABINEK is receiving death threats after publishing an article in the internet edition www.ej.ru. Pro-government youth gangs raided a newspaper he writes for and are threatening his family.
After the recent murders in the Russian Federation of the journalist Anna Politkovskaya and human rights worker Natalia Estemirova we cannot take the threats emanating from the Kremlin lightly.
By publishing this appeal we hope to stop this new "chronicle of the death foretold".
Vladimir Bukovsky Eric Chenoweth Jadwiga Chmielowska Irena Lasota Petruska Sustrova
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine filed a lawsuit in the UN International Court of Justice against Russia within the framework of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, says the site of the Foreign Minister. This is done on the instructions of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, issued on 16 January.
Alexander Lukashenko on 9 January signed a decree № 8 "On the establishment of visa-free entry and exit of foreign nationals." The document establishes visa-free entry to Belarus for a period not exceeding 5 days at the entrance through the checkpoint "National Airport Minsk" for citizens of 80 countries, - reported the press service of the President of Belarus.