The MEP of the KKE, Sotiris Zarianopoulos,submitted a question to the High Representative of the EU for Foreigh and defense of Policy F. Mogherini on the arrest of two cadres of the Russian Communist Workers’ Party.
ICP, 12 July 2017
The MEP of the KKE, Sotiris Zarianopoulos, denounced, with a question to the High Representative of the EU for Foreigh and defense of Policy F. Mogherini, the arrest of two cadres of the Russian Communist Workers’ Party, comrades A. Batov and P. Tipakov, during the celebrations of the great Soviet people’s victory over Fascism, as well as the tabling of law that outlaws meetings of MPs with workers and is aimed against the Communist Party of the Russian Federation.
The question of the MEP of the KKE was as follows:
‘In recent decades, after the overthrow of socialism in the Soviet Union, an assault against the democratic and trade union rights of the workers is being observed in a number of countries in Eastern Europe, as well as Russia. The climax of this assault is both the anti-communist bans in former socialist countries, which are members of the EU, as well as Ukraine, and also the corresponding restrictions on the activity of the Commpunist Parties.
Nwe worrying incidents have been coming to light recently in Russian Communist Workers’ Party during the celebrations of the Anti-fascist Victry on May 9, 2017, the the Russian authorities. In addition, the tabling of a draft law, which outlaws any meeting of elected MPs at all levels with workers, without the permission of the authorities, targets the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (cprf) and aims to impede the communication of the MPs of the CPRF with the workers.
Based on trhe above the High Representative is asked:
-What is the position of the Commission on the anti-democratic acts of the Russian authorities?
-What is the position on the serious issue as regards the persecution of the obstacles to the political activity of the CPs?’