Statement by the International Memorial Society in support of the Golos Association

posted 1 Dec 2011, 06:32 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 1 Dec 2011, 06:32 ]
Source: (info), 01/12/11 

· Electoral rights  · Human rights defenders  · Moscow city & Moscow region 

The nearer the day of elections to the State Duma comes, the greater the nervousness of the Russian authorities. Recently, the Golos Association, which since 2000 has been observing elections and monitoring violations, has been subject to unprecedented attacks. 

Rossiiskaya Gazeta published an article about this much respected organization that in no way differs from the stories written by Soviet hacks about Andrei Sakharov or Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. 

Deputies from the United Russia, LDPR and A Just Russia parties have submitted a joint complaint to General Prosecutor Chaika, asking that his Office take action against what they allege are crude violations by the Golos Association of Russian electoral law. [Read more]