For Stability! party gets warning from State Security Service

The State Security Service (VDD) has issued a warning to the political party For Stability! in connection with statements made by its members in an interview with information channels used for Russian and Belarusian propaganda purposes, the Service said on December 20.

During its monitoring of the information space, VDD found that For Stability! members Aleksejs Rosļikovs and Glorija Grevcova have made statements contrary to the rule of law on political parties in interviews with information resources used for Russian and Belarusian propaganda. The law on political parties prohibits any party from providing support, including informational (propaganda) support, to persons or countries that undermine or threaten the territorial indivisibility, sovereignty, and independence of democratic states or the constitutional system.

VDD has warned For Stability! that violation of the prohibitions imposed by the law cannot be tolerated. VDD has also requested the party to prevent any further violations and has warned that otherwise, the Service will use the statutory instruments against the party.

VDD recalls that, in accordance with the Law on Political Parties, the termination of the activities of a party may be enacted if the operation of the party is in conflict with the Constitution, laws, or other regulatory enactments, if it threatens State or public security and if the activities thereof are in conflict with Section 7, Paragraph four or five of this Law.

The party For Stability! was founded last year by former Riga councilor Aleksejs Rosļikovs, initially appealing to anti-vaxxers and later switching focus to other issues, gaining mostly the support of the Russian-speaking electorate. In parliamentary elections, the party performed much more strongly than many expected, gaining 11 seats in the Saeima. One member of the party has already been seen by the police in connection with the sale of smuggled cigarettes, while another – Glorija Grevcova – allegedly misled the Central Election Commission about her employment and educational history.

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