The Ministry of justice (moj) included the international historical-educational society “memorial” to register as “foreign agents”. The representatives of the Board of the NGO said on his official page in Facebook. “We believe this decision is illegal and we will appeal and challenge in the courts,” — said representatives of the Board of the NGO.
In a press-service of the Ministry of justice at the time of writing, could not confirm information about the inclusion of “Memorial” to the registry registered as a foreign agent.
On 5 September this year, the justice Ministry began an unscheduled inspection of the international society “memorial”.
The office conducted an inspection on the case from the Prosecutor’s office, which on August 10 was sent to the Ministry of justice the requirement of unscheduled audit, reported by the official representative of the Prosecutor General.
Member of the Board of the human rights centre “memorial” Oleg Orlov explained that the international “memorial” brings together regional and international structure of the company, as well as the human rights center. “As far as we understand from the text representation, the verification is conducted for compliance or non-compliance of the law on foreign agents. We have received the document last week, last Monday we took 31 thousand sheets of various documents in the office,” — said Orlov.
In 2013 the Prosecutor’s office on behalf of the Ministry of justice has checked the activities of “Memorial”. It was also issued an order of “Memorial” for failure to register as a foreign agent. In November 2015, the Ministry of justice recognized foreign agent scientific information center “Memorial”. The list of foreign agents are registered in Moscow human rights center “memorial” and interregional public organization “Informational-educational center “memorial” (Ekaterinburg).