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Ministry of Justice Can't Crack the Agents

posted 21 Jan 2013, 09:01 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 21 Jan 2013, 09:05 ]
9 January 2013

By Olga Kuzmenkova

Source: Gazeta.Ru 

The Russian Ministry of Justice is seriously perplexed by the new law on NGOs. In its correspondence with the human rights association Agora, the Ministry stated that it was impossible to come to an unequivocal conclusion about whether the organisation is a ‘foreign agent’. Agora plans to use the officials’ reply in its appeal to the Constitutional Court. Other human rights defenders believe that the developments prove that the law, which was passed amid serious controversy, is invalid. They claim that the Ministry of Justice’s lawyers do not know how to apply this absurd law in practice. [Read more]