23/11/2012 News / Memorial defies the law on “foreign agents”

Memorial defies the law on “foreign agents”

Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Law, 23/11/2012

The Russian federal Law on “Foreign Agents” came into effect November 20.

Memorial (RLA 2004) earlier released a statement on the law, believing it to be illegal and amoral. Alongside many other human rights groups in Russia, Memorial has now decided to defy the new law, despite the threat of fines, a forced shutdown or, if prosecutors choose to pursue a criminal charge, a prison sentence of up to two years.

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