Source Pravda.Ru

Croatian lawmakers want to pass legislation banning protests

Croatian lawmakers on Friday once again passed legislation banning protests in front of the Cabinet and Parliament buildings, which the country's Constitutional Court overturned last month. The court, Croatia's highest judicial body, annulled the law on a technicality, ruling that it had been adopted with fewer votes than required for a measure covering basic rights and freedoms.

The law, criticized by labor unions and human rights groups as a tool for curbing public expression, now received the support of 83 deputies in the 151-seat chamber, more than needed. The ruling Croatian Democratic Union has insisted the measure was necessary for providing security for local and foreign dignitaries coming to the buildings. St. Mark's Square, which houses the government compound, has been a popular site for protests over the years.

Workers, war veterans, and police have staged protests there, regularly attracting strong media attention. Some have thrown eggs at officials.

On Thursday evening, about 500 people marched to the square to protest the arrest in Spain of Gen. Ante Gotovina, indicted by the U.N. court for wartime atrocities against the Serb minority, reports the AP. I.L.

Three days before the second stage of the presidential election in Ukraine, Russia has banned exports of oil, coal and petroleum products to Ukraine

Russia bans exports of oil, coal and petroleum products to Ukraine

Three days before the second stage of the presidential election in Ukraine, Russia has banned exports of oil, coal and petroleum products to Ukraine

Russia bans exports of oil, coal and petroleum products to Ukraine

Three days before the second stage of the presidential election in Ukraine, Russia has banned exports of oil, coal and petroleum products to Ukraine

Russia bans exports of oil, coal and petroleum products to Ukraine
Comments
Russia bans exports of oil, coal and petroleum products to Ukraine
Russia bans exports of oil, coal and petroleum products to Ukraine
Meet Jeremy Hunt: The (Lightweight) Laboratory Politician
Putin sends telegram to Macron after Notre Dame fire: Russia ready to help
Russia and NATO terminate cooperation in military and civil areas completely
Putin addresses social issues, threatens USA with Russia's new missiles in his 15th Federal Assembly speech
Russia and NATO terminate cooperation in military and civil areas completely
Russia and NATO terminate cooperation in military and civil areas completely
Does the world need evil?
Christchurch aftermath: Invaders complain of invaders
Christchurch aftermath: Invaders complain of invaders
Christchurch aftermath: Invaders complain of invaders
Christchurch aftermath: Invaders complain of invaders
Christchurch aftermath: Invaders complain of invaders
Declaration of Florence: For an International Front NATO Exit
Declaration of Florence: For an International Front NATO Exit
Declaration of Florence: For an International Front NATO Exit
Declaration of Florence: For an International Front NATO Exit
Declaration of Florence: For an International Front NATO Exit
Declaration of Florence: For an International Front NATO Exit
Russia bans exports of oil, coal and petroleum products to Ukraine