EU-Russia Civil Society Forum: "We urge the Russian authorities to take immediate action to end security agents' unacceptable practices in regard of members of a human rights NGO"

posted 28 Feb 2016, 04:51 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 28 Feb 2016, 05:01 ]
"We are convinced that the practice of 'questioning' and informal interviews by FSB officers has no basis in the law and is used to put pressure on civil society organisations and intimidate their leaders and employees. It is therefore unacceptable and incompatible with the principles of democracy and the rule of law; indeed, it sends us back in time to the Soviet era with its infamous arbitrariness and omnipotence of security services. We urge the Russian authorities to take immediate action to put an end to security agents' unacceptable practices in regard of members of a human rights NGO."

    - EU-Russia Civil Society Forum - Statement by the Steering Committee

Source: EU-Russia Civil Society Forum - Statement by the Steering Committee, Statement by the Steering Committee, 'Summoning Employees of Nonprofit Organisations to Security Agencies for "Questioning" Has No Basis in the Law,' 24 February 2016
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