Justice Ministry does not consider human rights activity political

posted 25 Jan 2013, 12:21 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 25 Jan 2013, 12:46 ]
23 January 2013 

Source: HRO.org (info)
The Russian Ministry of Justice has stated that the aims and forms of political activity carried out by the Chuvashia human rights organisation Shield & Sword mentioned in its statement on voluntarily entering the NGO “foreign agents' register "meet the general principles of safeguarding and defending the rights of individuals and citizens in Russia enshrined in the constitution" and "do not conflict with general state policy and are not aimed at overturning it. The office of Alexander Konovalov came to this conclusion, "based on the general principles and norms of Russian legislation". [Read more]