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Response to OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic

As prepared for delivery by Ambassador Ian Kelly to the Permanent Council, Vienna June 20, 2012 Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States warmly welcomes OSCE Special Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic back to the Permanent Council and thanks her for this latest comprehensive report.  Representative Mijatovic, you and your staff continue ...
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Statement on Freedom of Expression and Association in the Russian Federation

As delivered by Ambassador Ian Kelly to the Permanent Council, Vienna June 14, 2012 The United States is deeply concerned by the apparent harassment of Russian political opposition figures on the eve of the planned demonstrations on June 12th.  This follows searches of opposition leader’s homes and several arrests in connection with the May 6th ...
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Statement in Response to Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Albania, H.E. Edmond Haxhinasto

As delivered by Ambassador Ian Kelly to the Permanent Council, Vienna June 14, 2012 The United States warmly welcomes Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Albania and newly appointed Chairperson of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (CoE), Mr. Edmond Haxhinasto, to the Permanent Council. Mr. Haxhinasto, let me begin by ...
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