Court postpones hearing complaint by Movement For Human Rights and Foundation for Prisoners’ Rights

19 November 2013

Source: (info)
On 18 November, Moscow’s Zamoskvorechye court postponed hearing the complaint by human rights defender Lev Ponomorev about inspections carried out by the public prosecutor’s office of the Movement For Human Rights and the Foundation for the Protection of Prisoners’ rights.

According to a correspondent for, at the hearing representatives of the prosecutor’s office submitted documents on the basis of which the inspections were carried out. These materials contain printouts from the website of For Human Rights and other information from public sources. The documents did not satisfy Ponomarev’s lawyers, who maintain that some of the documents have not been verified.

The human rights defenders decided to respond to the documents put forward by the public prosecutor’s office in writing, and asked for the hearing to be postponed. The hearing has been rescheduled for 27 November.

On 21 June, representatives of the Moscow Property Department demanded that the Movement For Human Rights, headed by Lev Ponomarev, vacate its office. The eviction of the human rights organisation sparked an outcry.

Translated by Nicky Brown