Statement by the Presidential Council on Civil Society & Human Rights

posted 17 Apr 2013, 12:36 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 17 Apr 2013, 12:38 ]
16 April 2013 

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"The Council takes an extremely negative view of the attempt to stop the holding of a special meeting scheduled for 15 April 2013 on the issue of ‘NGO Inspections: Resources Spent and Results Obtained’. An hour before the start of the Council meeting a fax arrived signed by a deputy of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, V. Ya. Grin, stating that the official to have been the chief speaker at the meeting, the acting head of the department for compliance with laws on federal security, inter-ethnic relations, and combating extremism and terrorism of the Prosecutor General A. G. Zhafyarov was busy with inspections. And this was when the date and time of the meeting, and the speakers, had all been agreed in good time with all the relevant ministries and departments. [Read more]