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Russia: Oppression

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions (a) he, (b) members of his Department and (c) UK representatives overseas have had with (i) members and (ii) representatives of the Government of Russia on the detention of Maxim Reznick; and if he will make a statement. (197185)

We welcome the news that Maksim Reznik was released from custody on 21 March 2008, following a decision made by the St. Petersburg court.

The UK regularly raises its concerns over human rights violations, including individual cases, both in its annual bilateral consultations and through the EU. The next EU/Russia human rights dialogue will be held on 17 April 2008. We will continue to monitor this case closely.