Protest at Russian court as future of rights group Memorial hangs in balance

Judge orders recess in case deciding whether group should be shut down under ‘foreign agents’ law

A Russian court has begun hearing arguments on the liquidation of International Memorial, a human rights group founded to research and inform the public about state-sponsored crimes and repression under the Soviet Union.

Prosecutors have said the organisation should be shut down for violating Russia’s contentious “foreign agents” law, which the government has increasingly used to punish and close organisations it deems unfriendly.

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