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28 June 2016

posted 28 Jun 2016, 22:45 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 28 Jun 2016, 22:48 ]
Russia launches its first criminal case against a nonprofit for evading the ‘law on foreign agents’

Officials have launched their first case against a nonprofit organization for fraudulent evasion of Russia's law on “foreign agents.” Police are charging Valentina Cherevatenko, the chairperson of the nongovernmental organization “Women of the Don,” of fraudulently evading the law. If convicted, she could go to prison for up to two years. The newspaper Kommersant reports that police have raided the nonprofit's offices. Officials say Cherevatenko “deliberately” failed to apply for inclusion on the government's list of foreign agents, despite the fact that “Women of the Don” has received foreign funding and engages in political activity. Cherevatenko denies that her group takes money from abroad. [...]
Source: Meduza via Vedomosti