The "Memorial". Photo: REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

25 November 2019, 20:27

Head of "International Memorial" fined again by 100,000 roubles

A Moscow court has ordered Yan Rachinsky to pay a second fine, which was imposed on him after the check conducted by the Ingush FSB Branch. The total fines imposed on the "Memorial" by the outcomes of that check amounted to 1.5 million roubles.

The fine has been imposed for the absence of the marking of "foreign agent" on the Twitter of the "Memorial". On December 1, the court will consider two more protocols on Rachinsky, the "Interfax" reports.

The Russia's Ministry of Justice (MoJ) included the Human Rights Centre (HRC) "Memorial" into the register of foreign agents in 2014. Attempts to appeal against the inclusion at courts were fruitless.

The HRC "Memorial" treats the obligation imposed on non-commercial organizations (NCOs) to get registered as foreign agents as "humiliating." "The HRC 'Memorial' is a human rights organization that receives funding from abroad, but acts for the benefit of citizens of the Russian Federation, by defending their rights in court. Seeing the marking of a 'foreign agent', the population associates such an NCO with a 'foreign spy' or an 'internal enemy'," the HRC has stated.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on November 25, 2019 at 02:38 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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