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Ministry of Justice refuses to recognise Chuvashia NGO as 'foreign agent'

posted 27 Jan 2013, 11:34 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 27 Jan 2013, 11:35 ]
22 January 2013


The Justice Ministry has refused to include the Chuvashia human rights organisation Shield & Sword in the register of 'foreign agent' not-for-profit organisations, Open Information Agency reports, citing the Agora Human Rights Association. However, the reasons for the head of Shield & Sword, Aleksei Glukhov, being refused went unexplained in the NGO department of the Justice Ministry, and were limited only to the news that a detailed written response had been sent to Glukhov by post the previous day. The officials also said that information about the refusal may soon be published on the department's website. [Read more]