Human rights center Memorial fined $1,500
MOSCOW, January 29 (RAPSI) – A magistrate judge has fined Memorial human rights center 100,000 rubles ($1,500) for delay in report provision, the organization’s lawyers have told RAPSI.
Memorial was to submit a regular quarterly report as a foreign agent NGO on October 15, 2018 but forwarded it only on October 24.
The organization will appeal the imposition of fine.
A federal law adopted in November 2012 requires that all NGOs engaged in political activity and receiving foreign funding register as “foreign agents” or face fines. In June 2013, the Justice Ministry was granted authority to classify NGOs as foreign agents at its own discretion and included a number of organizations in its register.
Memorial was declared “foreign agent” by the Justice Ministry on July 21, 2014.