Chelyabinsk court made the decision on liquidation of the regional public charity Fund “For nature”, acknowledged last spring a non-commercial organization performing functions of “foreign agent” in Russia. Thus was satisfied the claim of Ministry of justice, explained “the New newspaper” lawyer Andrey Lepekhin.

“In addition to claims as to NCOs performing functions of “foreign agent”, the justice Ministry accused Fund in the failure to timely report, the violation of the Statute, inconsistency’. We strongly disagree with the court’s decision and will appeal,” – told reporters Lepekhin.

In March last year in the register of noncommercial organizations performing the functions of a “foreign agent” was included in Chelyabinsk regional charitable public Fund “For nature” and the Chelyabinsk regional environmental public movement “For nature”.

Then it became known that the head of the Chelyabinsk Fund “For the nature” Andrew Telefon by court to pay a fine of 10 thousand rubles. It is, as the court ruled, gave the Ministry of justice is not a complete list of documents about your organization. A human rights activist with this decision the court disagreed and decided to appeal.

In early December, Russian President Vladimir Putin at the meeting of the Council for development of civil society and human rights listened to the proposal of the head of the HRC Mikhail Fedotov about the exclusion of environmental organizations from the list of “foreign agents”. Fedotov explained that approximately one third of all included in the register of organizations – environmental non-profit organizations, although the nature conservancy does not apply to political activities.

“Mr President, please instruct Sergei Borisovich Ivanov – the special representative of the environmental theme, environment, transport, that it, together with the Ministry of justice have cleaned this list from the environmental organizations that got there by mistake, through an oversight, ranesti mind,” said Fedotov.

The head of the HRC agreed that the law limits the internal Affairs from interference by foreign States, but asked the question: “what does legitimate the agreed rally against the felling of trees on the street of Krasnodar city?” Fedotov noted that the exclusion of environmentalists from the list “would be a good contribution to the Year of ecology and the formation of practical public-public partnership”.

Vladimir Putin has given the Commission to understand the situation Deputy head of the presidential administration Sergei Kiriyenko and agreed with the proposal Fedotov to connect to the work of the special representative on the issues of environmental activities, environment and transport, Sergei Ivanov.

The court eliminated a recognized “foreign agent” charity Fund “For nature” 13.12.2016

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