Human rights defenders: "The authorities are planning a blitzkrieg!"

posted 1 May 2013, 09:15 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 1 May 2013, 09:16 ]
29 April 2013 

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On 28 April representatives of non-profit organizations held a press conference at the Andrei Sakharov Centre on the issue of the mass inspections of NGOs. Those taking part were Ludmila Alekseeva (chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group), Svetlana Gannushkina (Civic Assistance Committee), Georgy Satarov (INDEM Centre), Lev Ponomarev (movement For Human Rights) and the lawyer Karinna Moskalenko. The press conference was called at short notice – with just one day’s notice. The following Monday or Tuesday the report by the Public Prosecutor’s Office on the results of the NGO inspections, the scale of which has already reached frightening proportions, is to be published. Those at the press conference agreed that these inspections could not be considered lawful. [Read more]