4 Mar 2022 14:29

Memorial activist Khamroyev included in register of terrorists, extremists - monitoring service

MOSCOW. March 4 (Interfax) - The Federal Financial Monitoring Service (Rosfinmonitoring) has included Bakhrom Khamroyev, a member of the human rights center Memorial (recognized as a foreign agent NGO in Russia, closed under a Russian Supreme Court ruling), in the list of individuals and organizations on which there is information on their involvement in extremist or terrorist activities.

Relevant information was included in the service's list on Friday.

Under the legislation, banks freeze the funds of individuals included in the list and suspend services to them.

In late February, Memorial reported the detention of Khamroyev in connection with a case associated with justification of terrorism. "Federal Security Service officials said there was allegedly 'justification of terrorism' in his posts on Facebook," Memorial said on its site.

A laptop computer and mobile phones have been seized from Khamroyev and his family members. "Attorney Timofei Shirokov said the human rights activist's case is being investigated by the Federal Security Service's Directorate for Moscow and the Moscow region," the report said.

Interfax currently has no comments on this matter from law enforcement agencies.