`PACE Suspends Russia from the Assembly as well as all Voting Rights due to Clear Contradiction of Rules ‘ ‘

#AceWorldNews – PACE – April 10 – (NEOnline) – The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), has suspend Russia from the Assembly.

PACE said that “Russia’s annexation of Crimea was “in clear contradiction with the Statute of the Council of Europe” and the commitments Russia made when it joined the organisation in 1996, has decided to suspend the voting rights of the Russian delegation, as well as its right to be represented in the Assembly’s leading bodies, and its right to participate in election observation missions, effective until the end of the 2014 session (26 January 2015).”

The decision was passed by an overwhelming majority -145 votes in favour, 21 against and 22 abstentions.


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