Moscow Prosecutor's Office suspends Udaltsov's Left Front activities
- Profile: opposition activist Sergei Udaltsov
- Opposition figurehead Udaltsov to remain under house arrest
- Opposition leader Udaltsov's funds frozen by court order
- Opposition leader Sergei Udaltsov ordered to wear tracking bracelet
- Investigative Committee charges Udaltsov with organizing mass unrest
- Udaltsov to stand his ground
MOSCOW, April 19 (RAPSI) - The Moscow Prosecutor's Office has suspended the activities of the Left Front public movement for three months, the office reported on Monday.
According to the office, the organization's website posted regular announcements asking for material support for the movement and for individuals in custody.
The account information of the Yandex.Money e-payment system was specified.
However, these announcements violated the law, which stated that assets and other property can only belong to an NGO that has the status of a legal entity.
Since October 2008, the Left Front has neither compiled nor published reports on property use, while a public organization should annually publish a report on the use of property or make this information available by law.
The Left Front is a far-left political movement encompassing organizations that support socialist development in Russia and post-Soviet states. Left Front coordinator and opposition leader Sergei Udaltsov and two front members Konstantin Lebedev and Leonid Razvozzhayev have been charged of organizing mass riots.
The mass riots took place at a Moscow protest rally on the eve of Vladimir Putin’s inauguration last May for a third presidential term. The rally ended in violent clashes between protesters and the police. Over 400 people were arrested and scores were injured when protesters briefly broke through police lines in a bid to take their protest to the Kremlin walls.
The case was inititated after the "Anatomy of Protest 2" documentary film was shown on the NTV broadcasting network. The film claimed that the opposition was organizing a coup using funds from abroad and showed Left Front movement coordinator Udaltsov and his companions allegedly talking with Targamadze, who at the time headed Georgia's Parliamentary Defense and Security Committee, and is said to have been involved in planning the "color" revolutions in Georgia and Ukraine, as well as the mass riots in Belarus.