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

Statement by Memorial on the Law on “Foreign Agents”

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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