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    Ruling coalition backs initiative for allowance to politically repressed persons on Latvia's centenary - PM

    RIGA, Feb 12 (LETA) - The ruling coalition today unanimously upheld the initiative for paying a one-time allowance to the victims of the Soviet political repressions on Latvia's centenary, Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis (Greens/Farmers) told the press.

    He said that the government would find the money to pay an allowance of EUR 100 to the politically repressed persons because "it is a matter of honor".

    The deputy chairman of the National Alliance, Janis Dombrava, also expressed support to the initiative.

    The Unity party and the chairman of the Unity parliamentary factions, Hosams Abu Meri, in a statement issued earlier today likewise supported the initiative proposed by the Latvian Association of the Politically Repressed Persons at its annual conference on February 10.

    At present around 13,000 people have the status of a politically repressed person in Latvia, and most of them have suffered from the Communist regime, according to the Latvian Association of the Politically Repressed Persons

    • Published: 12.02.2018 17:21
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