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Prosecutors warn human rights NGO Individual and the Law over so-called 'foreign agent' law

posted 5 May 2013, 07:36 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 5 May 2013, 08:13 ]
29 April, 2013

In April 2013 the Prosecutor's Office of the city of Yoshkar-Ola, the capital of the Republic of Mari-El, conducted an inspection of the human rights NGO Individual & the Law, based in Yoshkar-Ola, with regard to compliance with federal law on non-profit organizations. On the basis of the results of the inspection, on 24 April 2013 the Prosecutor's Office issued a formal caution to Individual & the Law, demanding that a point of its charter which concerns the holding of public officials responsible for violations of human rights be changed on the grounds that this constitutes political activity. [Read more]