USA and EU condemn the liquidation of Memorial in Russia

The United States and the European Union condemned the liquidation of the international human rights organization Memorial; (recognized in & nbsp; Russia as an NGO-foreign agent). State Department spokesman Ned Price and head of European diplomacy Josep Borrell made this statement. With this, Price urged the Kremlin to “stop persecuting human rights defenders.” on & nbsp; freedom of expression, association and & nbsp; peaceful assembly & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; quotes a spokesman for the State Department Reuters.

In his & nbsp; Twitter account, the head of European diplomacy Josep Borrell expressed the opinion that & nbsp; “ Memorial '' plays an important role in & nbsp; preserving the memory of & nbsp; political repression and & nbsp; about & nbsp; violations of human rights. Borrell also noted: the ability to critically assess one's past is necessary “ for & nbsp; healthy development and & nbsp; progress of any society. ''

Based on the claim of the Prosecutor General's Office, the Supreme Court on December 28 ruled to liquidate Memorial. The department substantiated its claims by repeated violations of the law on & nbsp; NCO-foreign agents. In & nbsp; in particular, the representative of the Prosecutor General's Office Alexey Zhafyarov said that & nbsp; & laquo; & laquo; “ speculates on & nbsp; the topic of political repression, distorts historical memory, including & nbsp; the Great Patriotic War. '' According to the & nbsp; opinion of Zhafyarov, Memorial also “ creates a deceitful image of the USSR as a terrorist state. ''



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