MOSCOW, July 28 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Simonovsky District Court on Tuesday fined Alexey Navalny’s foundation 600,000 rubles for violating requirements of NGO declared foreign agents, RAPSI was told in the court’s press service.
The court considered two administrative materials against the foundation and fined the organization 300,000 rubles in each case.
The organization was found guilty of breaching an order of a foreign agent NGO operation.
Earlier on Tuesday, the court fined Navalny’s associate and the foundation’s director Ivan Zhdanov 100,000 rubles for a similar violation.
In early November 2019, Moscow’s Zamoskvoretsky District Court refused to overturn the Justice Ministry’s October decision to include Navalny’s organization in the list of NGOs acting as foreign agents.
The Justice Ministry established the fact of the organization’s conforming to the “foreign agent criteria” during the monitoring of its activity conducted by the Justice Ministry’s Moscow Main Directorate, the Ministry’s official website informed at that time.
The decision to give Navalny’s foundation the status of a foreign agent was made based on evidence of its funding from abroad, the acting director of the Justice Ministry’s NGO affairs department Vladimir Titov told journalists.