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EPDE protests against classification as "undesirable organization" in Russia


On 13 March 2018, the European Platform for Democratic Elections (EPDE), a civil society network of independent election observation organizations, and its Lithuanian member International Elections Study Center (IESC) were classified as "undesirable organizations"by the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation.

Russia Bans Protest Movement Ahead of Rallies Planned for Saturday


This Wednesday, three days before the political movement “Open Russia” hopes to mobilize nationwide protests against the Kremlin, Russia’s Prosecutor General blacklisted the group as an “undesirable organization,” banning all its activities.

NED Statement on Russian Undesirable Organizations


WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to being named an “undesirable organization” by the Russian government, the National Endowment for Democracy has released the following statement:

The law on “undesirable NGOs” will exclude any organisation the Russian government doesn’t like


The federal law “On introducing amendments to certain legislative acts of the Russian Federation” (the law on “undesirable NGOs”) passed its third reading on 19 May and was signed into law by the Russian president on 23 May 2015.

National Endowment for Democracy becomes first ‘undesirable organization’ in Russia


Russia's Attorney General has declared the activities of the National Endowment for Democracy to be undesirable inside Russia. Prosecutors have ordered the Justice Ministry to place NED on the government's new list of "undesirable organizations." This is the first time Russian officials have added an organization to this list.

PACE President calls on Russia to revise ‘foreign agents’ law


“I have learned with great concern that the Nizhny Novgorod District Court yesterday rejected the appeal by the Russian NGO Committee against Torture (Komitet Protiv Pytok) against the decision to list it as a ‘foreign agent’ under NGO legislation,” said Anne Brasseur, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). “As a result of this decision, it has been announced that this organisation may decide to dissolve.”

Open Society Statement on Developments in Russia


We regret the action by Russia’s Federation Council yesterday to send to the Prosecutor General a list of 12 organizations, including the Open Society Foundations, to consider banning.

This move comes more than a quarter-century after the Open Society Foundations began work in Russia to support the aspirations of the Russian people.

Move to outlaw “undesirable” foreign organizations suffocates human rights


A new move by the Russian Parliament to outlaw so-called undesirable organizations is yet another nail in the coffin for freedom of expression and civil society in Russia, said Amnesty International today.

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