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OSCE PA’s human rights chair calls on Russia to end targeting of Memorial, other NGOs


COPENHAGEN, 24 November 2014 – The chair of OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s human rights committee, Isabel Santos (MP, Portugal), today called on Russian authorities to ensure the ability of non-governmental organizations, including human rights group Memorial, to continue their important work and rescind restrictive regulations on their activities.
Santos noted that in order to avoid being shut down by the authorities, Memorial, one of Russia’s longest-functioning and most prestigious NGOs, was compelled to change its charter and has announced that it is sending the necessary documentation to the Russian Ministry of Justice.
“In the short-term, I hope that this means an …read more

Source: OSCE

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