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04 Apr
Press release

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders takes note of the decision of the Russian authorities to expel a Belgian diplomat from Moscow. This decision was notified this morning to the Belgian Embassy in Russia (Moscow). The Minister regrets this decision from Russia. 

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28 Apr
Statement

The undersigned Equal Rights Coalition members urgently call on Russian federal authorities to conduct an independent and credible investigation into reports of arbitrary detention, torture and killing of gay men by security services and other government authorities in the Republic of Chechnya.

11 Apr
Press release

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is concerned about reports from international and national organizations on violence against homosexual men in the Chechen republic. Human rights are universal and indivisible. If the reports are confirmed, it is crucial that an investigation is opened, that the perpetrators are prosecuted and that the victims can receive fair compensations.

04 Apr
Press release

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders strongly condemns the deadly attack in the St. Petersburg metro. His thoughts go out to the victims and to their families. He expresses his sincere condolences to the authorities and the people of Russia.