June 09, 2014 15:46
Golos association to contest inclusion on registry of NGOs-foreign agents in court
MOSCOW. June 9 (Interfax) - The Golos (Voice) association said it intended to contest in court the fact that the Russian Justice Ministry included it on the registry of non-governmental organizations (NGO) - foreign agents.
"This will not affect our work in any way. The association is in the process of liquidating itself. As to the regional organization, it has not worked at all for a long time. It is a different matter that we do not agree with such decisions and lawyers are preparing an appeal in order to create certain precedents. If someone disagrees with decisions of authorities, it is necessary to contest this formally. Otherwise, it turns out that you agree with these decisions," Golos Deputy Head Grigory Melkonyants told Interfax on Monday.
"I am surprised by the actions of the Justice Ministry because the recent resolution of the Constitutional Court regarding the law on foreign agents essentially rehabilitated the association, having shown that if an organization does not receive foreign funds or, having received them, sent them back, the signs of a foreign agent do not emerge. While being aware of this legal stance of the Constitutional Court, the Justice Ministry ignores it," Melkonyants said.
The Justice Ministry listed five NGOs on the registry of foreign agents after the law allowing this procedure to be carried out forcefully came into effect. In particular, the updated list of foreign agents at the ministry's website includes the Golos association and Center for Social Policy and Gender Studies.
The regional NGO defending democratic rights and freedoms GOLOS, Kostroma center for supporting public initiatives and Don Women Union regional non-governmental human rights organization are in the list as well.
(Our editorial staff can be reached at email@example.com)
October 25, 2014
Uzbek media describe President Karimov's official visit to Turkmenistan as successful
Moscow expects own interests would prompt countries to lift sanctions against Russia - Lavrov
Lavrov: Everything should be done to prevent appearance of Bandera-like nationalist leaders
Gunman killed in Chechnya near administrative border with Dagestan - Kadyrov
MOSCOW EXPECTS COUNTRIES TO BE GUIDED BY OWN INTEREST IN DECIDING ON SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA - LAVROV
Nearly 7,000 immigrants taken to Moscow police stations to check legality of stay
Russian Navy to get its first aircraft carrier in 2030s - deputy commander
Russian Navy to be provided with ice-class surface vessels, bases in Arctic - Navy deputy commander
More helicopter carriers analogous to Mistral should be built for Russian Navy by 2050 - deputy commander
Two Improved Kilo-class subs to be laid down for Russian Black Sea Fleet in Oct - Navy deputy commander
Prospective destroyer to join Russian Navy in 2020s - Navy deputy commander
Russian subs did not enter Swedish territorial waters - Russian Navy deputy commander
Russia, U.S. could share intelligence only based on agreed-upon mechanisms - Lavrov (Part 2)