6 October 1992

Doc. 6702

WRITTEN DECLARATION No. 224

on the restrictions on the freedom of movement of Mr Gorbachev


      The undersigned, members of the Assembly,

1.       Informed of the restrictions on the freedom of movement imposed on Mr Mikhail Gorbachev;

2.       Consider that these restrictions have been imposed for reasons of an essentially political nature;

3.       Underline that the Council of Europe is the defender of human rights and fundamental liberties and recall the importance of Mr Gorbachev in the democratic evolution of Central and Eastern Europe;

4.       Appeal urgently that the restrictions on the freedom of Mr Gorbachev be revoked and that he may be able to undertake the engagements already arranged for the coming weeks.

Signed:       FOSCHI       DHAILLE

      BEIX       LAGORCE

      DE PUIG       SKAUG

      RUBBI       COLOMBO

      PINI       FASSINO

      PARISI       JOHNSTON

      SAVIO       LIAPIS

      CACCIA P       ROKOFYLLOS

      WORMS       PAHTAS

      FORNI       KIRKHILL

      JEAMBRUN       HARDY

      HADJIDEMETRIOU       LOCKWOOD

      THOMPSON J

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