Court fines Golos Association and director as ‘foreign agents’ - reports

posted 28 Apr 2013, 12:41 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 28 Apr 2013, 12:42 ]
25 April 2013 

Vera Vasilieva 

On 25 April 2013 a Moscow court found the Golos Association for the Protection of Voters’ Rights guilty of ‘violating the rules regulating a non-profit organization that functions as a foreign agent’ (Article 19.34, Section 1, of the Administrative Code). The magistrate sitting in Moscow’s Presnensky district magistrates court No. 379, Elena Semenchenok, fined the Golos Association 300,000 roubles. The executive director of of the organization, Liliya Shibanova, was fined 100,000 roubles. Golos became the first non-profit human rights organization in Russia to feel the impact of the new law on ‘foreign agents’. [Read more]