To the Deputies of the State Duma: We Ask You to Reject this Un-Constitutional Bill

posted 7 Jul 2012, 15:02 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 7 Jul 2012, 15:03 ]
Source: (info), 05/07/12 

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On 5 June 2012 the Club of Third Sector Lawyers sent a statement to the Speaker of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, the office of the State Duma Committee on Civil Society and Religious Organizations, and also to the deputies who had initiated the high-profile bill on ‘foreign agents’. 

According to the civil society representatives, the basic conception of the bill does not correspond to the democratic foundations of the Russian Constitution, and therefore they are appealing to the State Duma of the Federal Assembly to reject the bill as a whole. The first reading of the bill was set for 6 July 2012. [Read more]