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New Bill On 'Foreign Agent' Media Advances In Russian Duma

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Russian lawmakers have given preliminary approval to a bill that would enable the government to brand some individual journalists and bloggers -- not only media outlets -- as foreign agents. The bill, passed in the first of three readings in the State Duma on January 12, allows the Justice Ministry to designate people who are "performing the function of a media outlet" as foreign agents.

Russia’s new foreign agent legislation will further silence independent media

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On 22 November, Russia’s Federation Council approved new legislation designed to assign “foreign agent” status to foreign media organisations. Previously voted through by the Russian parliament, this new “foreign agents” law was received 154 votes, with one abstention. There’s no doubt that Vladimir Putin will soon sign the document into law. The question now is: how will this legislation, which was clearly written in a rush, be applied?

NGO Head First Russian Charged Under 'Foreign Agent' Law

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A human rights activist in southern Russia's Rostov region has become the first person to face criminal prosecution under the country's controversial "foreign agent" law.

IHHRS Memorial classified as ‘foreign agent’

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On 4 October 2016, the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation issued a pronouncement to add the International Historical and Human Rights Society (IHHRS)‘Memorial’ to a registry of non-commercial organisations functioning as ‘a foreign agents’.

First blacklisted and now banned Meet ‘Agora,’ the first of Russia’s ‘foreign agents’ to be liquidated

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On Wednesday, February 10, the Tatarstan Supreme Court formally liquidated the inter-regional lawyers' association, Agora. Responding to a request from the Ministry of Justice, this was the first time Russia's judicial system ever ordered the closure of a human rights organization blacklisted as a “foreign agent.” The court concluded that Agora actively engages in political activity, which “foreign agents” are not permitted to do. The group says it will appeal the ruling in federal Supreme Court. Meduza's Andrei Kozenko looks at some of the biggest cases Agora lawyers have worked in the past.

Russia’s Ecodefense NGO again refuses to pay state ordered fines over its ‘foreign agent’ status

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A civil court in the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad has found the anti-nuclear group Ecodefense guilty of not signing itself up as a “foreign agent” under the Kremlin backed NGO law of 2012 and received a 10,000 ruble ($130) fine the group told Bellona it will not pay.

Liudmila Alekseeva: “The accusations against Memorial Human Rights Centre are some kind of madness”

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The General Secretary of the Council of Europe, Mr Tjorborn Jagland has called on the Russian authorities to protect the Memorial Human Rights Centre, it was reported on Wednesday. Earlier, Memorial had received by post an official notification of the outcome of a regular inspection by the Russian Ministry of Justice which accused the NGO of undermining the foundations of the Russian constitutional order, inciting the overthrow of the existing government, and replacing the political regime in the country. After this, Russian human rights activists signed a statement in support of Memorial. One of those who signed the declaration was Liudmila Alekseeva, chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group. In an interview with Novye Izvestiya she expressed her opinion that the Ministry of Justice should justify such serious accusations and talked about the plans of the human rights community to support Memorial Human Rights Centre.

Арбитраж 30 ноября приступит к рассмотрению иска ассоциации "Голос" к Минюсту

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Арбитражный суд Москвы назначил на 30 ноября предварительные слушания по заявлению Ассоциации некоммерческих организаций «В защиту прав избирателей «Голос» о признании незаконным проверки, которую проводило Главное управление Минюста РФ по Москве, говорится в определении суда.

Huge fine imposed on environmental group Dront in Nizhny Novgorod

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On 23rd October 2015 a magistrates’ court in Nizhny Novgorod imposed yet one more massive fine of 300,000 roubles on the environmental activists of Dront. The environmentalists were found guilty of failing to indicate at all times the ‘foreign agent’ status imposed on them by officials. 

Two decades of legal harassment dissolve Bellona Murmansk as a Russian NGO – but it will continue its work

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Twenty years ago this month, Bellona’s still nascent offices in Murmansk were raided by the FSB, the successor organization to the Soviet KGB, setting in motion a legal Rube Goldberg machine that led to treason allegations against the Bellona’s Alexander Nikitin, and charges against the Bellona itself.

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