29 Dec 2021 12:42

Moscow City Court liquidates Memorial human rights center

MOSCOW. Dec 29 (Interfax) - The Moscow City Court has upheld a motion from the Moscow prosecution service for the liquidation of the Memorial human rights center (designated as a foreign-agent NGO in Russia), an Interfax correspondent reported from the courtroom on Wednesday.

"The court has decided to uphold the motion from the Moscow prosecutor and to liquidate the Memorial human rights center," Judge Mikhail Kazakov said on Wednesday.

At least a hundred supporters of the human rights center gathered near the Moscow City Court building. They shouted "shame" as they heard the ruling.

Eight diplomats representing Spain, Estonia, Lithuania, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, the United States, and Germany were present at the hearing.

On Tuesday, the Russian Supreme Court upheld a motion from the Prosecutor General's Office and liquidated the Memorial International Historical, Educational, Charitable, and Human Rights Society (designated as a foreign-agent NGO in Russia).