Office of HRC 'Memorial' in Moscow. Photo: REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

06 December 2019, 20:47

Number of protocols drawn up against "Memorial" reaches 28

In addition to 20 administrative protocols on the absence of a "foreign agent" mark drawn up against the "International Memorial" and Human Rights Centre (HRC) "Memorial" after the inspection conducted by the Ingush FSB, the "Roskomnadzor" (Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media) drew up eight more protocols on a complaint filed by an individual.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that by November 28, the amount of fines to the "International Memorial", the HRC "Memorial", and the leaders of the organizations reached 2.3 million roubles. The fines were imposed following the considerations by the court of 11 out of 20 protocols on the absence of the "foreign agent" mark. The protocols were drawn up after the inspection conducted by the Ingush FSB. On December 5, the "Roskomnadzor" drew up two more similar protocols against the HRC "Memorial" and Alexander Cherkasov, the chairman of the HRC's Council, this time after a complaint filed by individual Andrei Shuvalov.

Today, the "Roskomnadzor" has drawn up six protocols against the "International Memorial" and Yan Rachinsky, the chairman of the board of the organization. The "Roskomnadzor" claimed there were no "foreign agent" marks on three Internet pages. It was Andrei Shuvalov, the same person who complained to the "Roskomnadzor" about alleged violations by the HRC "Memorial".

In total, 28 protocols were drawn up against the "International Memorial" and the HRC "Memorial".

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on December 6, 2019 at 04:16 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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