Jan Rachinsky. Photo by Ivan Abaturov, https://ru.wikipedia.org

24 January 2020, 16:56

“Memorial” board head fined for eighth time for absence of “foreign agent” marking

A court in Moscow has ruled to fine Jan Rachinsky, the head of the board of the “International Memorial”, by 100,000 roubles, for the absence of the marking of “foreign agent” in the organization’s website. After the check of rights defenders’ activities conducted by the Ingush branch of the Russian FSB, 23 protocols were considered by the court; and the total amount of imposed fines reached 4.6 million roubles.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on January 16, the appellate instance failed to satisfy the complaints against the court rulings to fine the “International Memorial” and its leader for the absence of the marking of "foreign agent" in its publications.

After the above check conducted by the Ingush branch of the FSB, 20 protocols were drawn up against the “International Memorial”, the Human Rights Centre (HRC) “Memorial” and the leaders thereof; eight more protocols were drawn up based on the complaints of an individual, Andrei Shuvalov.

The Russian Ministry of Justice put the “Memorial” on the registry of “foreign agents” in 2014. All the attempts to appeal against this decision in courts were fruitless.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on January 24, 2020 at 02:14 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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