The Moscow city court upheld the liquidation of the Association “In defense of voters’ rights “Golos”
The Moscow city court upheld the liquidation of the Association non-profit
organizations “In protecting the rights of voters “Voice”, leaving no
appeal of its lawyers in which they asked
to cancel the decision of Presnensky court of Moscow about liquidation, reported TASS
in a press-service of the court.
the press service said that the decision on the appeal of the movement “Voice” had
accepted 4 October. Thus, the decision on liquidation recognized
legitimate and reasonable and entered into force.
Association “the Voice” until the end of the month will submit an appeal to the Presidium of the Moscow city court demanding to recognize illegal and unreasonable judicial certificate about liquidation, reported RIA “news” lawyer “Voice” Ilya Sivoldayev.
“We get it – the appeal determination, and then you need to continue to file a complaint of cassation. If in a week we get anywhere during the week can all this serve, that is the end of the month,” he said.
According to him, the complaint will be directed to the requirement to recognize illegal and unreasonable, including violating the right to freedom of Association guaranteed by the European Convention, adopted on liquidation of the nonprofit organization judicial act.
Presnensky court on July 27 issued
the decision about liquidation of a Foundation in support of democracy “Golos” for
“gross violations of the law on NGOs”, to the satisfaction of the administrative claim of the Moscow management of the Ministry of justice. July 29, in final form was submitted
the decision on liquidation of the Association “In defense of voters’ rights “Golos”.
For the elimination period was set at six months. 29
Aug lawyer “Voice” Maxim Krupsky said that the Association filed
the appeal to the Moscow city court on the court’s decision.
According to the decision of Presnensky court, the Association “Voice” has to pay a fine of 1.2 million rubles. “Four resolutions of the fines of 400 thousand, but one order was cancelled, but three remained in force,” – said Ilya Sivoldayev.
According to him, for an organization that “will definitely be liquidated”, it would be difficult to find such a sum: “It is unlikely that any such donations will do.”
The Commissioner for human rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova
sent two request, in the case of the Association on behalf of the Minister
of justice of the Russian Federation Alexander Konovalov, but 5 Oct complained RIA “Novosti”: “in a Strange way the answer is no”.
Co-chair of “Voice” Gregory Melkonyants said that in the case
liquidation of the Association to create a new organization is not planned, so
how will continue the movement to protect the rights of voters “the Voice”.
This movement has been monitored in the September elections in
The state Duma. On the website
the movement says that it was “established in 2013 nationals
Russia – active participants of the Association “Golos”, which since 2000
actively engaged in social observation throughout
Unlike Association it is not registered as
legal entity and therefore cannot be included in the registry
foreign agents. Association “the Voice” in the meantime, its activities
currently does not conduct, while remaining legal entity. Movement
provides the methodological equipment of the participants of the electoral process,
supports Federal hotline and services “Card
violations”, SMS-CEC, Wiki, and conducts long and short term
the observation of elections, carries out expert activities for
improving the electoral process.
In April 2014, the Zamoskvoretsky court of Moscow found an Association
“Golos” a “foreign agent” and ordered her to fulfill the requirements
the Prosecutor’s office and to register as a “foreign agent”. The court
found that one of the founders of “the Voice” is a foreign
citizen, and the registration of the Association, he contributed to the authorized
In may 2016, the Moscow city court has recognized
legitimate three fines of the Association for record $ 1.2
million rubles for the lack of the label “foreign agent” in
the materials published on the website of the organization. Before that, in March, the court
the head of the city branch of the Association Lyudmila Kuzmin in the amount of
more than two million rubles.
The organization will continue to defend their rights until, until all effective means of protection in the territory of the Russian Federation will be spent, after which the Association intends to submit a complaint to the European court of human rights (ECHR).