For the first time, Public Prosecutor's Office declares all activities of human rights group political

posted 18 May 2013, 10:12 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 18 May 2013, 10:18 ]
15 May 2013 

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The Moscow Public Prosecutor's Office has carried out an inspection of the activities of the Public Verdict Foundation. The report by the Public Prosecutor's Office, which was signed on 8 May 2013 and delivered to the management of the Public Verdict Foundation on 14 May, obliges the NGO to take immediate measures to rectify the legal violations identified, and to report on the outcome within 30 days. The Prosecutor’s Office bases its decision on a study of the Foundation’s founding statute and other documents, which, it says, show evidence of political activity. Furthermore, this is the first occasion on which practically all of the human rights activity carried out by an NGO has been declared political. [Read more]