The ECHR makes all decisions based on its own anti-Russian logic of behavior

Summary

It is clear that the ECHR  makes all decisions based on its own, clearly expressed anti-Russian logic of behavior. It is naive to believe that they would suddenly begin to act somehow differently.
The ECHR has once again shown that this is not a court, but a bunch of swineherds in robes.

Disproof

Pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative denigrating the European Court of Human Rights. 

The disinformation message appeared after the ECHR upheld its earlier ruling that Soviet repressions against Lithuanian partisans can be treated as genocide. Earlier Lithuanian courts have found S. Drelingas guilty of genocide for his participation in a secret operation to detain Adolfas Ramanauskas-Vanagas, one of the leaders of Lithuanian partisans. In March, the ECHR ruled that the judgement did not violate the former KGB officer’s rights. Read more about the ruling in English and Lithuania. Read a similar case here.

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is one of the Council of Europe’s institutions which safeguards human rights in Europe. Russia's voting rights in the CoE was restored mainly to support Russian citizens, because otherwise they would be deprived of the chance to defend their rights at the ECHR.The claim that the European Court of Human Rights is anti-Russian is ungrounded. Russia leads among other CoE member states in terms of pending cases in the ECHR with 11,750 cases currently pending. This is a total of 20.9% of the backlog of cases, the same report from the Court shows. It is followed by Romania (8,500 cases) and Ukraine (7,250 cases) and Turkey (7,107 cases). This figure does not mean anti-Russian bias as it just reflects the large numbers of applications lodged to the ECHR by the nationals of given CoE member states.

 

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  • Reported in: Issue 165
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/09/2019
  • Language/target audience: Armenian, Russian
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: ECHR, Anti-Russian
  • Outlet: Sputnik Armenia
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The “lovely” face of liberalism: “We should be open to cannibalism if it means fighting conservatism and climate change”

A Swedish liberal, Magnus Soderlund, a professor of the Stockholm School of Economics has suggested “we should eat human flesh”. According to professor Soderlund, “conservative taboos could change over time if people simply tried eating human flesh”. The liberals have gone so insane that not eating human flesh is now considered “conservative” in their depraved libtard minds.

Disproof

A pro-Kremlin attempt to forward a narrative about the decaying values of the Western society. Professor Söderlund has never advocated cannibalism. He is a specialist in marketing, and is studying the dynamics behind various food taboos: insects, maggots - and human flesh. In the widely spread interview with Swedish TV channel TV4, he suggest that times might come when we might have to re-examine our taboos.

The interview can be found here (in Swedish).

The West organised the Maidan coup to make Ukraine an anti-Russian state

Those forces in the West that made the Maidan coup possible are still in important positions. Through the military industrial complex, party bureaucracies, NGOs, think tanks and the media, they continue to exert great influence on government decisions; so even with frequent cabinet changes, politics remains constant. In some capitals, such as Berlin, the Maidan supporters are still in power.

These forces want to see Ukraine as a mono-ethnic country with EU and US affiliations and a nationalistic ideology influenced by Western Ukraine. In this scenario, the country should ideally be de-russified down to the last corner by bending and breaking.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the belligerent West and its involvement in the war in Ukraine, stating that the 2013-14 Euromaidan protests resulted in an illegal coup; painting Ukraine as a failing state incapable of making its own policy choices and painting the West as the puppet-master of Ukrainian politics and Ukraine as an anti-Russian project.

There was no coup d'état in Ukraine in 2014. The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was not provoked from outside. The demonstrations were an organic reaction by numerous parts of the Ukrainian population to former President Yanukovych’s sudden departure from the promised Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013. See the full debunk of this disinformation claim here.

The West has targeted Russia with sanctions to make a regime-change in Russia possible

Since 2014, the West has targeted Russia with sanctions with the aim of slowing economic growth in order to create discontent among the Russian population, which should make a regime change possible.

Disproof

This claim is a conspiracy consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin narratives about the West's anti-Russian activities and sanctions.

Since March 2014, the EU has progressively imposed restrictive measures against Russia, however, the aim of the sanctions is not to make a regime-change in Russia possible. The measures were adopted in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and the deliberate destabilisation of Ukraine.