Posts tagged as Strasbourg

Russian delegation walks out during Lithuanian parliament speaker’s address in Strasbourg

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Vyacheslav Volodin, the chairman of Russia’s State Duma, and the majority of the country’s delegation left the conference room in Strasbourg on Thursday when the Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas, Viktoras Pranckietis, delivered a speech on sanctions for countries that violate human rights. “Part of the Russian delegation stood up and left the room” when Pranckietis mentioned human rights violations and Russia’s occupation of Crimea, Gintarė Žukautė, the head of…

Lithuania must ‘close the chapter’ on CIA prison

Monday, June 10, 2019

Justice Minister Elvinas Jankevicius said the country must “close the chapter” and prevent similar legal precedents in the future as he presented Lithuania’s actions in the suspected secret CIA prison case on Friday. The minister informed the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers in Strasbourg about Lithuania’s progress in executing the European Court of Human Rights’ ruling that the CIA operated a secret detention site for terror suspects in the…

Strasbourg attack suspect killed by police

Friday, December 14, 2018

French police have killed the suspected gunman who shot and stabbed people at Strasbourg’s Christmas market, killing three and leaving a dozen wounded. Chérif Chekatt was shot dead on Thursday evening, 48 hours after he disappeared sparking a massive manhunt. He was killed after police officers spotted him in the Neudorf area of south-east Strasbourg near where he was last seen getting out of a taxi on Tuesday evening. The French interior…

Strasbourg Christmas market shooting: what we know

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

At around 8 pm CET a single gunman opened fire on a street near Strasbourg’s Christmas market. Witnesses reported hearing soldiers from a routine anti-terrorism patrol saying they had been shot at. The AFP news agency reported that the military had returned fire and injured the man before he fled. The gunman was still on the run and security would be strengthened at all Christmas markets and border controls reinforced, French Interior Minister…