21/09/2012 / Statement by Memorial on the Law on “Foreign Agents”

Statement by Memorial on the Law on “Foreign Agents”

Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Law, 21/09/2012

On November 20, the Russian federal Law on “Foreign Agents” will come into effect. Memorial (RLA 2004) has released a statement on the law, believing it to be illegal and amoral.

“Illegal – because it gives the executive prerogative of the judicial – and amoral, because it a priori implies, that organisations, which get funded from abroad, act on the orders of their sponsors and condenses superior state wisdom in the cheap criminal aphorism: “He who pays the piper, calls the tune.”

The official statement (in Russian, also available in English)

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