EU-Russia Summit in Hanti-Mansijk on 26-27 June 2008

25/06/2008 – Amnesty International calls on the EU Presidency to ensure that the issues discussed at the recent EU-Russia Human Rights Consultations are also raised at the highest level during the EU-Russia Summit, mainly the right to freedom of expression and the human rights situation in the North Caucasus. The EU should urge President Medvedev to reaffirm his commitment, upon becoming president of the Russian Federation, that human rights and freedoms will be honoured and protected.