The staff of the international human rights organization Amnesty International will be able to return to his office in Moscow, sealed the other day, “soon”. About it told Reuters the head of the Council on human rights (HRC) Mikhail Fedotov after discussing the issue with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

According to Fedotov, his meeting with the President occurred on Thursday, November 3. “The lease is fully restored. They will be able to get back to the office soon. Putin informed about it,” – said Fedotov.

In turn, the Director of international programs of the European Amnesty International John Dalhousie announced that the team contact the head of Department of property of Moscow Vladimir Yefimov, who said that perhaps there was confusion. He invited the representatives of the AI Moscow office to meet with him on Monday, November 7, as Friday, November 4 in Russia is a day off in connection with celebrating of Day of national unity. “We look forward to meeting and address this issue,” said Dalhousie.

In the Department of urban property of Moscow failed to promptly comment on this information.

The office of the international human rights organization Amnesty International in Moscow had been sealed on Wednesday, November 2. The staff came to work that morning and discovered that the locks in the office replaced, and the electricity is off. The message taped to the door stated that you need to contact the Department of city property of Moscow with a letter to take things.

Rent for the office you have always made carefully, including the Oct. According to the Department of city property, the room was sealed in connection with the breach of contract for the payment of rent.

Moscow authorities said that the defenders owed the rent for the room. In turn, the organization itself deny such a possibility, arguing that the money for the rental office are always made on time.

Amnesty International is one of the most famous and influential international human rights organizations that works to protect human rights around the world. In recent years, the organization was often subjected to criticism in Russia of violations of human rights, as well as the bombing in Syria. Advocates argue that air strikes have killed large numbers of civilians. Russia denies it.



The head of the HRC announced the imminent resumption of office of Amnesty International in Moscow 04.11.2016

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