Declaration by Perm Civil Society Groups: "No one could use us to harm Russia, nor would dare to do so"

posted 22 May 2013, 12:19 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 22 May 2013, 12:20 ]
20 May 2013 

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Declaration by the heads of civil society organizations in Perm: Perm Civic Chamber, Perm Regional Human Rights Centre, the Center for Civic Analysis and Independent Research (GRANI Centre), and the Centre for the Support of Democratic Youth Initiatives (Youth Memorial) 
The Perm region Public Prosecutor’s Office has issued a notice to our NGOs demanding that they register as "foreign agents." 

To everyone who knows us, we declare that our organisations will not register as "foreign agents", since neither we nor our organisations are anyone's agents, let alone foreign ones. No one could use us to harm Russia, nor would dare to do so. We are free people who are loyal to our country and we have the honour of working in responsible public organizations that have never been party to the struggle for power. For our organisations, being called "foreign agents" is an offensive lie. [Read more]