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Major Russian Human Rights Group Memorial announced On Thursday, prosecutors sued under Russia’s controversial “foreign agent” law to liquidate the organization, which they described as “politically motivated”, the latest blow to the country’s civil rights movement. Was. rapid dictatorship Presidency of Vladimir Putin.

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According to Memorial, the prosecutor general’s office took an action against it, accusing it of breaking the highly controversial “foreign agent” law, which targeted Rights groups, journalists and activists.

Memorial said it does not believe there are any legal grounds for its liquidation, describing the foreign agent law as “unlawful and deliberately designed to suppress civil society”.

It said that as long as it is in force, they were “obliged to meet its requirements”.

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