19 November 2014
Source: HRO.org (info)
to the presidential administration.
These signatures were collected in the framework of the week-long campaign held from 6 October to 12 October 2014 to demonstrate solidarity with Russian civil society.
For the last two years the Russian authorities have been putting unprecedented pressure on independent Russian NGOs, including smear campaigns in some Media outlets and the so-called law on “foreign agents”.
Since 2012, when the law was adopted, the authorities have been carrying out unexpected “inspections” of hundreds of NGOs. This letter is to be delivered to mark the second year of the adoption of the “foreign agent” law.
What: The letter, written on a large-format poster, will be delivered to the offices of the Presidential Administration.
Where: Presidential Administration, Moscow, Ilinka Street, building 23/16, Entrance 11.
When: 20 November 2014 at 15:00 Moscow Time
By whom: Representatives of Amnesty International, activists of the organisation
The director of the representative office of Amnesty International in Russia will be available for interviews.
For all interview requests please contact: Moscow, Sergei Nikitin email@example.com, +7 903 286 2559
Translated by Olga Cable
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