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Elena Nikolayeva (Russia)

Elena Nikolayeva

"I thank Mr Strässer, who has been guided by the best intentions in his consideration of these complicated issues.

"International law does not have the concept of political prisoners.

"Interpreting the criteria relating to political prisoners falls within the remit of the European Court of Human Rights.

"It is doubtful whether someone who is habitually involved in political activity but has committed a crime should escape without punishment. Political involvement should not exempt a person from responsibility under the law.

"It is necessary to comply with the principle of punishment applying to all. The EDG group has doubts about the resolution, but is happy with the amendment, so it will vote accordingly."

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Showdown in Strasbourg. The Political Prisoner Debate

  1. Setting
  2. Background to the Showdown in Strasbourg
  3. Christoph Straesser (Germany)
  4. Pietro Marcenario (Italy)
  5. Mailis Reps (Estonia)
  6. Elena Nikolayeva (Russia)
  7. Tiny Kox (Netherlands)
  8. Mevlut Cavusoglu (Turkey)
  9. Marina Schuster (Germany)
  10. Viola von Cramon-Taubadel (Germany)
  11. Andres Herkel (Estonia)
  12. Mike Hancock (UK)
  13. Leonid Slutsky (Russia)
  14. Serhiy Sobolev (Ukraine)
  15. Tadeusz Iwinski (Poland)
  16. Lise Christoffersen (Norway)
  17. Pedro Agramunt (Spain)
  18. Christoph Straesser (Germany)
  19. Mailis Reps (Estonia)
  20. Agustin Conde Bajen (Spain)
  21. Christoph Straesser (Germany)
  22. Who voted with Azerbaijan?
  23. Which countries voted with Azerbaijan?
  24. Who voted with Christoph Straesser?
  25. Which countries voted with Straesser?
  26. Original sources and background documents

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