Piskarev considers the decision of the court to liquidate Memorial logical
The deputy noted that the International Historical and Educational Society was last year among the main recipients of funds from abroad among NGOs
MOSCOW, December 28. / TASS /. The head of the State Duma Committee on Security and Anti-Corruption Vasily Piskarev called the decision of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation to liquidate the International Historical and Educational Society "Memorial" (recognized in the Russian Federation as an NGO-foreign agent) as natural.
"The decision of the Supreme Court is logical. The organization, which was created to restore historical truth and preserve the memory of victims of political repression, stubbornly ignored the requirements of our laws and went far beyond the stated goals in its activities," he said.
The deputy, citing data from the Russian Ministry of Justice, noted that "MOO Memorial" and HRC "Memorial" were last year among the main recipients of funds from abroad among NPOs performing the functions of a foreign agent in Russia. " According to him, together with a number of other organizations, "these non-commercial organizations, foreign agents, have been leading in terms of the volume of foreign funding over the past five years."
The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation on Tuesday satisfied the claim of the General Prosecutor's Office and decided to liquidate the International Historical and Educational Society "Memorial". By a court decision, all branches of the organization will be liquidated. The court announced only the operative part of the decision, its motives remain unknown. The court's decision has not yet entered into force and can be appealed.
The Prosecutor General's Office filed a lawsuit with the Supreme Court to liquidate the international organization "Memorial" for violating the law on foreign agents. At the same time, the Moscow prosecutor's office filed a similar claim against the Russian human rights center Memorial, also recognized as an NGO-foreign agent. Memorial International was included in the register of non-profit organizations - foreign agents in 2016. Over the course of several years, the organization has been repeatedly fined by courts in the Russian Federation for violating the law on foreign agents. Memorial stressed that they did not violate the law on foreign agents. Lawyer Maria Eismont told TASS about plans to appeal against the decision of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation to liquidate the organization.