11 May 2013
Source: Youth Human Rights Movement
Harassment of non-profit organisations, primarily those dealing with human rights and civic issues, has begun in Russia in recent months under the "foreign agent" law passed in the summer of 2012. A massive campaign against NGOs began in March with inspections led by public prosecutors, who by the end of April had progressed to opening administrative cases and issuing notices and warnings to organisations refusing to register as "foreign agents".
We are following the situation closely as it develops and have decided to prepare a running list of the organisations currently being subjected to this harassment (see below). [Read more]