On June 23, 2011 Mikhail Kasyanov, Vladimir Milov, Boris Nemtsov and Vladimir Ryzhkov commented on the refusal of registration of the Russian political party PARNAS. The party will hold a conference on July 2, and discuss its political future. In addition they invited invite all Russians to take part in the rally “Against tyranny! Against corruption! For Free and Fair Elections!” to be held at 1pm on June 25, in Moscow at the Pushkinskaya Square.
by the Co-Chairmen of the People’s Freedom Party
The refusal of state registration of the People’s Freedom Party is a logical extension of the desire of the ruling group to remain in power by any means. This decision is not a unique case of political oppression. The refusal to register opposition political parties contradicts the Russian Constitution and international commitments of our country, directly limits the active and passive suffrage of millions of Russian citizens who were deprived of the right to delegate their representatives to the government at both the federal and regional levels. (more…)