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Russia: Government Shuts Down Human Rights Watch Office

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The headquarters of Russia’s Ministry of Justice in Moscow, December 4, 2017.
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(Berlin) – Russia’s Justice Ministry on April 8, 2022 canceled the registration of Human Rights Watch, along with Amnesty International and 13 other offices of foreign nongovernmental organizations and foundations, Human Rights Watch said today.

Human Rights Watch had maintained an office in Russia for 30 years. The action was announced just days after an appeals court upheld the liquidation of Russia’s human rights giant, Memorial.

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Source:: Human Rights Watch


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