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Human Rights Activists Accuse Authorities of Being Anti-Gipsy

posted 4 Apr 2012, 12:24 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 4 Apr 2012, 12:24 ]
4 April 2012

Memorial Human Rights Centre

Press-conference at Anti-Discrimination Center (ADC) «Memorial» in Moscow

On April 5th 2012, at 12.00 am, The Independent Press-Center (Prechistenka, 17/9)  

From the scandals of Olympic contructions in Sochi to missing of a child in Bryansk : in different areas, representatives of authorities draw attention away from real problems by faked charges and chase of Gipsies.

Participants are:
Marina Dubrovna, lawyer (Sochi)
Sergey Golubok, lawyer (Saint Petersburg)
Alexander Klein, Gipsy activist,
Anna Udiyarova, lawyer of ADC «Memorial».

Every year, April 8th is the International Gipsy Day and it is an important occasion to think about the rights of this still discriminated people. Gipsies are the biggest ethnic minority of modern Europe; public programs started in many countries to overcome the marginal position of this perpetually persecuted people. Unfortunately, most of the time, representatives of Russian Federation remember Gipsies when they need to «find culprits», to create semblance of investigation for serious crimes and to lead populist election campaigns. [Read more]

Press-conference will take place on April 5th at 12.00am in the Independent Press-Center, at Prechistenka Str, 17/9, tel: +7 495 637-3126. (in Russian).
ADC «Memorial»: tel. +7(812) 317-89-30 , +7(812) 575-90-50 ;