20 January 2016
Source: HRO.org (info)
Court documents state that "The court approves the case in all respects", according to the Zaks.ru news site.
Igor Kalyapin said that an external receiver had already been appointed. The receiver will have to study the organisation's documents and seek to take measures to clear its debts.
Igor Kalyapin also noted that three fines of 300,000 roubles each had been imposed on the NGO, which wound up its activities at the end of July 2015, for breaching the law on 'foreign agents'.
"As a non-profit, we are not able to obtain the financial means which could be used to pay the fine", he added.
Igor Kalyapin said that the receivership would last about two months, after which a final liquidation plan would be drawn up.
The Committee against Torture is an interregional human rights NGO, founded in 2000. Its mission is to protect citizens who have suffered as a result of illegal actions by law enforcement officials. The organization’s headquarters are in Nizhny Novgorod and it has representatives in Moscow and Moscow region, and in Chechnya, Bashkiria, Mari El, and Orenburg. The organization's director, Igor Kalyapin, is a member of the Presidential Human Rights Council.
Translated by Suzanne Eade Roberts
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