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FREEDOM OF RELIGION IN RUSSIA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2344: tabled on 19 July 1993

Tabled in the 1992-93 session.

This motion has been signed by 30 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes with grave concern that the Russian Supreme Soviet, part of the Congress of People's Deputies, passed a new amendment to the 1990 Freedom of Religion Law, which would restrict the activities of foreign missionaries in Russia, by banning them from independent missionary work, proselytising, publishing, business deals and advertising unless they receive accreditation from Russian authorities; and urges President Yeltsin to use his power of veto on this attempt to curb the freedom of religion in Russia, which discriminates against those who wish to be a member of a church other than the Russian Orthodox Church.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.