15 June 2015
Source: HRO.org (info)
Radio Svoboda reports, citing the newspaper Vedomosti, that the General Prosecutor’s Office points out that the request for the inspection by Vitaly Zolochevsky did not indicate specific evidence of threats from the named organizations to the constitutional order of Russia, the country’s defense capabilities or to its security. Deputy General Prosecutor Viktor Grin said that his department had forwarded the State Duma deputy’s inquiry to law enforcement agencies for further consideration.
The law on ‘undesirable organizations’ was signed by President Vladimir Putin on 23 May 2015. According to the law, a foreign or international non-governmental organization can be recognized as undesirable if its activities threaten the constitutional order of Russia, its defense capabilities or its security. The law provides for fines and imprisonment of up to six years for collaboration with ‘undesirable organizations.’
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