MINELRES: SOVA Center: ECHR dismissed complaint of Russian nationalist

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Tue Jan 16 15:41:03 2007

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News from the SOVA Center

European Court of Human Rights dismissed a complaint of a Russian
nationalist - http://xeno.sova-center.ru/6BA2468/6BB41EE/88F7CBB 

We publish a decision of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)
pronounced on December 7, 2006, on the application by Igor Artyomov, the
leader of "Russian All-Nation Union".

Igor Artyomov applied to ECHR on May 13, 2005, after all the degrees of
jurisdiction in Russian Federation had refused to register his movement
as a political party. The dismissals were based on the word "Russian" in
the name of the party. It contradicts the Political Parties Act
prohibiting the establishment of political parties based on
professional, racial, ethnic or religious affiliations. 

"Russian All-Nation Union" is one of the oldest far right wing
organizations in Russia. However, it has become widely known after
anti-gay demonstrations and pogroms in May, 2006, organized and
coordinated mainly by this organization.

We publish the text according to the official ECHR publication.


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