Friday, April 26, 2013

NGO fined $10,000 under foreign agent law

25.04.2013, 15:40
A Russian court has imposed its first fine under new legislation designed to oblige non-government organisations (NGOs) to register as foreign agents if they receives foreign funds. Election monitor Golos has been fined $10,000  for receiving and not declaring foreign money.
According to Interfax, Golos representatives refused to admit any wrongdoing in court.According to the Justice Ministry, the Golos association is funded from abroad and is engaged in politics on Russian territory, which means that it performs the functions of a foreign agent.
Source: Voice of Russia

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