HRW Applauds President Yeltsin’s Veto of Restrictive Religion Law

Human Rights Watch/Helsinki welcomed President Yeltsin’s decision today to veto the highly discriminatory Law on Freedom of Conscience and Religious Associations. “We are pleased that President Yeltsin takes seriously the rights and freedoms embraced by the Russian constitution, as well as Russia’s commitments as a Council of Europe member,” said Holly Cartner, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch/Helsinki. “Considering the […]

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