Prosecutor General’s Office aims to ‘uncover agents’ and ‘force them to comply’

30 April 2013 

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The inspections of non-profit organizations are being carried out in order to uncover ‘foreign agents’ and to force them to comply with the law, according to a letter from deputy Prosecutor-General Viktor Grin to the head of the Presidential Council on Human Rights, Mikhail Fedotov. The letter states that the inspection of NGOs does not have a mass character. The results of the inspections will be assessed at the end of May. 

"The inspections do not have the goal of limiting the activities of NGOs in any way, they are prophylactic in nature and intended to force organizations to comply with the demands of the law on foreign agents when violations are uncovered,” writes, citing the words of the deputy Prosecutor-General. 

The results of the inspections will be assessed at the end of May, the letter states. Thereafter, the issues that have arisen and the manner in which they can be resolved, “including by means of improving legislation,” will be identified. 

The letter of the deputy Prosecutor-General was written in response to an appeal concerning the mass inspection of Russian NGOs sent to Prosecutor-General Yury Chaika on 21 March and signed by 40 members of the Council.