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Minister Dion marks first anniversary of Boris Nemtsov murder
February 27, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario, – Global Affairs Canada
The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:
“One year ago today, Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was brutally gunned down in the heart of Moscow. Canada remembers Boris Nemtsov’s sacrifice and his unwavering commitment to building a better future for his fellow Russian citizens.
“On this sombre anniversary, we call on the Russian authorities to uphold the rights and freedoms for which Boris Nemtsov fought, strongly condemn all threats to Russian opposition leaders and activists, and bring to justice those who perpetrate acts of violence against such figures, including in the case of Boris Nemtsov.
“Canada stands with its international partners in resolute support for human rights and accountable governance around the globe. Boris Nemtsov’s life may have been tragically cut short one year ago, but his convictions and courage will continue to inspire us for years to come.”
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