16 May 2012
Memorial Human Rights Centre
On May 15, 2012, Sergei Kovalev, the Chairman of the Russian organization "Memorial", and Oleg Orlov, the Chairman of the Human Rights Centre Memorial, wrote an open letter to members of the Presidential Council for Human Rights (text of the letter see below).
They call on colleagues to abandon the work of the Council under President Vladimir Putin.
Earlier, the Council has been already left by Elena Panfilova, director of «Transparency International Russia», Svetlana Gannushkina, a member of the HRC "Memorial", the Chairman of the Committee "Civil Assistance" and political analyst Dmitry Oreshkin.
Open letter to colleagues from the Council on Civil Society and Human Rights under President of Russia. [Read more]