MINELRES: Press conference invitation: Amnesty International reports on the discrimination of the Russian-speaking minority in Estonia

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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

Media Advisory

AI Index:       EUR 51/004/2006    (Public)
News Service No: 311
4 December 2006

Press conference invitation
Amnesty International reports on the discrimination of the
Russian-speaking minority in Estonia


Amnesty International's report, Linguistic minorities in Estonia:
Discrimination must end, focuses on the barriers that Russian speakers -
a third of the population - face in their access to employment and
minority rights.

In a series of meetings with government officials, Amnesty International
delegates will present their concerns and will call on the authorities
to become more proactive in finding solutions that reflect the needs of
minorities.

The human rights organization will launch its report at a press
conference

When:           
7 December 2006, Thursday, at 1100 local time (0900 GMT)

Where:          
Reval Hotel Ol=FCmpia, Gamma conference room, Liivalaia 33, Tallinn.

Who:            
David Diaz-Jogeix, Europe and Central Asia Deputy Programme Director at
Amnesty International
Anders Dahlbeck, Researcher on Estonia at Amnesty International.

For more information and to arrange interviews, please contact:
Liisa Linna, Amnesty International Estonia, e-mail: Liisa@amnesty.ee, 
mob: (+372) 5253815 - Estonian, English
Lydia Aroyo, Press Officer for Europe and Central Asia at Amnesty
International, e-mail: laroyo@amnesty.org, mob: +44 7771 796350 -
English, Russian


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