The Committee of the OSCE parliamentary Assembly supported the Russia-proposed draft resolution on the inadmissibility of religious discrimination

Minsk. July 10. INTERFAX – the General Committee on democracy, human rights and humanitarian questions of the OSCE parliamentary Assembly supported at the Saturday session in Minsk of the Russian Federation proposed a draft resolution on the inadmissibility of discrimination and intolerance against Christians, Muslims and followers of other religions.

“On the agenda come the problems of intolerance, discrimination, violence and terrorism on the basis of religious affiliation or belief against Christians, Muslims, followers of other religions, and that poses a real security risk in our organization,” said a member of the Federation Council Lyudmila Narusova, introducing the draft resolution.

She stressed that “freedom of thought, religion, creed are one of the fundamental rights enshrined in international instruments and in national legislation”.

“We believe that all believers requires that we not debate and concrete steps”, – said L. Narusova. The resolution calls on the OSCE countries “for the speedy adoption of the Declaration on enhancing efforts to combat intolerance, discrimination against members of all religions.”