POST TIME: 2 November, 2019 00:00 00 AM
Russia orders closure of rights group
AFP, Moscow

Russia orders closure of rights group

Russia’s Supreme Court yesterday issued a ruling to wind up the operations of a respected rights group that has operated for more than two decades, its executive director said.

For Human Rights vowed to appeal the ruling, which comes after the government in February added it to a register of “foreign agents,” a label slapped on organisations seen as political and receiving foreign funding.

“We will appeal the ruling and also go to the European Court of Human Rights,” For Human Rights chief Lev Ponomaryov said.