Court rules prosecutors’ inspection of Memorial lawful

posted 24 May 2013, 04:59 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 24 May 2013, 05:02 ]
24 May 2013 

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Caucasian Knot reports that Moscow’s Zamoskvoretsky district court has dismissed an appeal by the International Memorial Society against the actions of the Moscow prosecutor’s office in specting the organization.

The court considered the statement by the International Memorial Society and the Memorial Human Rights Centre (which is a part of the International Memorial Society), in which the human rights defenders ask the courts to find the actions of prosecutors unlawful and compel the prosecutor’s office to stop the inspection of Memorial.

The court refused to satisfy Memorial’s request. During the court hearing reviewing the review, the prosecutor argued that the inspection was conducted on the orders of the Prosecutor General for the purpose of establishing whether Memorial was in compliance with federal law, a correspondent from Caucasian Knot reports, citing Interfax.