The Discriminatory Law on NGOs and the 'Black Rose of Freedom'

posted 17 Jul 2012, 10:40 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 17 Jul 2012, 10:41 ]
Source: (info), 16/07/12 

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“The Moscow Helsinki Group has been the first to speak out. Just as Rosa Parks found, being the first is not easy...” 
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The Moscow Helsinki Group (MHG) will not follow the new law on NGOs and register as a foreign agent. On 1st December 1955 Rosa Parks, the 42 year old, black lady from Montgomery (Alabama), refused to give up her seat to a white passenger as the local law dictated, setting in motion the civil rights movement for black Americans. The clearly discriminatory law that the Russian parliament intends to pass once again brings to mind the times when people fought for their rights. [Read more]