Igor Kalyapin: 'To call ourselves foreign agents would mean everything we do is not motivated by our conviction, but is done on the orders of a foreign "principal" '

posted 9 Oct 2015, 00:38 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 9 Oct 2015, 00:42 ]
“To call ourselves foreign agents would mean that everything we do, everything we ask the authorities to do is not motivated by our conviction, but is being done on the orders of a foreign ‘principal’. For us, it is simply not true that we act under the orders of a foreign ‘boss’ ” 

    - Igor Kalyapin, chair of Committee Against Torture, Nizhny Novgorod

Source: Rachel Banning-Lover, 'NGO alert: Russia's Committee Against Torture bankrupted by state fines,' The Guardian, 8 October 2015

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