Latvia: Update to Response to Information Request LVA18515.E of 13 October 1994 on the treatment of ethnic Russians who are Latvian citizens
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 May 1996|
|Citation / Document Symbol||LVA23961.E|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Latvia: Update to Response to Information Request LVA18515.E of 13 October 1994 on the treatment of ethnic Russians who are Latvian citizens, 1 May 1996, LVA23961.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6abe130.html [accessed 21 May 2013]|
For information on the treatment of ethnic Russians who are Latvian citizens and Russian-speaking people in Latvia, please consult the attachments and the last paragraph of page 927, and page 928 of Country Reports 1995, which is available at Regional Documentation Centres.
This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.
Interfax News Agency [Moscow, in English]. 29 April 1996. "Relations with Former Soviet Republics; Demonstrators Demand Russian Measures Against Latvia Over 'Apartheid'." (BBC Summary 30 April 1996/NEXIS)
_____. 4 March 1996. "Latvia: President Ulmanis to Set Up Ethnic Minority Council." (FBIS-SOV-96-045 6 Mar. 1996, p. 67)
Radio Riga Network [Riga, in Latvian]. 27 February 1996. "Latvia: Ulmanis Responds to Allegations of Minority Maltreatment." (FBIS-SOV-96-040 28 Feb. 1996, p. 55)
_____. 7 February 1996. "Latvia: Russia Concerned Over 'Discrimination' in Latvia." (FBIS-SOV-96-027 8 Feb. 1996, p. 77)
_____. 6 February 1996. "Latvia: Russia Links Trade Relations to Human Rights." (FBIS-SOV-96-027 8 Feb. 1996, pp. 76-77)
Reuters. 19 January 1996. BC Cycle. "Latvia Gets Funds for UN-Backed Human Rights Office." (NEXIS)