Russia's prominent human rights group Memorial in jeopardy of losing legal status

Russia's prominent human rights group Memorial in jeopardy of losing legal status

Russia's prominent human rights group Memorial in jeopardy of losing legal status Memorial has existed since near the end of the Soviet era and has documented past and present abuses Russia's Supreme Court on Thursday started hearing a petition to shut down one of the country's oldest and most prominent human rights groups, a move that elicited public outrage and is part of a months-long crackdown on activists, independent media and opposition supporters. Several hours into the hearing, the court decided to adjourn until Dec. 14. The Prosecutor General's Office earlier this month petitioned the Supreme Court to revoke the legal status of Memorial, an international human rights group that rose to prominence for its studies of political repression in the Soviet Union and now encompasses more than 50 smaller …
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