Inspection at the headquarters of the Moscow Helsinki Group

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Inspection at the headquarters of the Moscow Helsinki Group

Inspection at the headquarters of the Moscow Helsinki Group

The oldest human rights organization in Russia has become one of many where the authorities verify information about sources of funding

Russian law enforcement officials on Thursday paid a visit to the headquarters of the Moscow Helsinki Group, Russia’s oldest human rights organization, to verify its financial transactions..

This was reported by the head of the group, a well-known human rights activist Lyudmila Alekseeva.

“They came to everyone with a check, now they came to us. They behave politely, “Alekseeva told Interfax..

“Is it pressure? Probably pressure, like everyone else, – she continued. – The question is that in relation to some human rights organizations they act more rudely, in relation to others – softer. We have experienced something else, of course, and we will survive ”.

On Wednesday, law enforcement agencies raided the Moscow offices of the international law enforcement organizations Human Rights Watch and Transparency International.

Earlier, searches were carried out in the offices of the Memorial society, as well as in the Moscow office of the international human rights organization Amnesty International.

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Last spring, the State Duma passed a law obliging all Russian non-profit organizations receiving funding from abroad to inform the authorities in detail about the sources of their funding and to register as “foreign agents”.

This week, the Ministry of Justice announced that mass inspections of NGOs are being carried out with the participation of prosecutors. According to Pavel Chikov, a member of the Presidential Council for Human Rights, about 2,000 Russian NGOs have already been searched..

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