GENERICO.ruRussiaPetition in support of Memorial collected over 120 thousand signatures

Petition in support of Memorial collected over 120 thousand signatures

The petition in support of the Memorial * society, which the Prosecutor General's Office demanded to liquidate, was signed by more than 120 thousand people. The petition was published on the Change.org platform.

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“There is a topical public discussion about what civil society can in practical terms oppose to these attacks on organized defenders of their history, memory, essence, rights and freedoms of citizens in the current reality of open political repression from the side of the Russian state, ”reads its text.

The authors of the petition point out that the liquidation of Memorial may entail the closure of other historical, educational and human rights projects. In addition to this, the liquidation of legal entities and organizations “may not destroy, but will significantly restrict the legal activities” of those who work in the interests of ordinary citizens of Russia and come “in the current reality in conflict with the real interests of the Russian state.”

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