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Roma and LGBTI people continued to face discrimination. Statelessness remained high. There remained no comprehensive law on gender-based violence. Limitations on education in minority languages continued.
Latvia LGBTI Rights

Latvia: Speak up to guarantee safety of EuroPride rally

The Latvian government should break its silence and give a firm commitment to do all within its power to ensure the safety and protection of those participating in this year’s EuroPride in Riga, said Amnesty International today. EuroPride, which celebrates the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual,...
Latvia LGBTI Rights

Latvia: Speak up to guarantee safety of EuroPride rally

The Latvian government should break its silence and give a firm commitment to do all within its power to ensure the safety and protection of those participating in this year’s EuroPride in Riga, said Amnesty International today. EuroPride, which celebrates the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual,...
Estonia Discrimination

Lithuanian President must support Baltic Pride march

Amnesty International has called on the Lithuanian President, Dalia Grybauskaite, to ensure that the 2010 Baltic Pride march goes ahead on 8 May despite a new attempt to have it banned. A Vilnius court is to rule tomorrow on a request by the country’s Interim Attorney General to ban the march on...
Latvia Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Mixed weekend for LGBT marches

The first ever Baltic Pride march in Riga, Latvia passed off successfully and peacefully on Saturday – but there was violence at similar events in Russia and Poland. A colourful collection of LGBT rights activists, joined by Amnesty International members from across Europe, carried rainbow flags...
Albania Discrimination

Baltic Pride march gets green light in Latvia

The Baltic Pride march due to take place on Saturday 16 May in Riga, Latvia, will go ahead after a ban against the event was lifted on Friday morning. Riga City Council (RCC) had revoked permission for the march, organized by the Latvian organization Mozaika, the Lithuanian Gay League, and Estonian...
Albania Discrimination

Baltic Pride march banned in Latvia

The planned Baltic Pride march due to take place on Saturday in Riga, Latvia, has been banned. Riga City Council (RCC) revoked permission for the march, organized by the Latvian organization Mozaika, the Lithuanian Gay League, and Estonian Gay Youth. The organizers have complained to the courts and...