Human rights association Agora closed down by Russian court
MOSCOW, February 10 (RAPSI, Diana Gutsul) - The Supreme Court of Tatarstan on Wednesday ordered that the Agora interregional association of human rights organizations be put into liquidation, the NGO’s lawyer Ramil Akhmetgaliyev told RAPSI.
Agora became the first human rights organization that was closed down by court at the suit of Russia’s Justice Ministry.
The ruling will be appealed in the Supreme Court of Russia, Akhmetgaliyev said.
Agora is a human rights organization that describes itself as an initiative combating with arbitrary rule of the officials across Russia. It was founded in Kazan in 2005. The association joins forces of 35 lawyers in more than 40 regions of Russian Federation in order to protect human and civil rights and freedoms.