We shall Protect the Rule of Law, Basing Ourselves on Law Itself

Source: HRO.org (info), 02/10/12 

· Human rights defenders  · Perm region

The board of the Perm regional division of Memorial and the council of the Association of Victims of Political Repressions at a joint meeting unanimously supported the Statement issued by the International Memorial Society ‘On the Law on “Foreign Agents”.’

Neither Perm Memorial nor the International Memorial Society will ‘take part in actions designed to destroy Russian society and will not make self-evidently false statements about ourselves. If the authorities demand that Memorial be added to a list of ‘foreign agents’, we shall resist this, in the first instance in the courts. We are a human rights organization and we shall do all we can to protect the rule of law, basing ourselves on the law itself.’ A similar resolution has been passed by the board of Perm Youth Memorial.