Human Rights Consultations on the Prosecution of NGO “GOLOS” in Samara

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13 ноября 2007 г.

On November 14, 2007, at 13.00 in the Independent Press-Center (Moscow, Prechistenka street, b. 17/9, office 44, 1st floor) human rights activists, legal experts and public opinion leaders will review the case of blocking the activity of Samara “GOLOS” Association office, the organization which attempted to organize independent election monitoring in the region. All media representatives and partner organizations are welcome to attend.

«Human Rights Consultations on the Prosecution of NGO “GOLOS” in Samara»
On November 14, 2007, at 13.00 in the Independent Press-Center (Moscow, Prechistenka street, b. 17/9, office 44, 1st floor) human rights activists, legal experts and public opinion leaders will review the case of blocking the activity of Samara “GOLOS” Association office, the organization which attempted to organize independent election monitoring in the region. All media representatives and partner organizations are welcome to attend.

Participants:

Lilia Shibanova – Executive Director, “GOLOS” Association;

Nataliya Zvyagina – “In defense of NGOs!” Work group, National Civic Congress; Program coordinator, Youth Human Rights Movement, Interregional Human Rights Group; Coordinator in Voronezh, “GOLOS” Association

Ludmilla Alexeeva –Chairperson, Moscow Helsinki Group

Nina Tagankina – Executive Director, Moscow Helsinki Group

Mara Polyakova – Chairman of the regional public organization ‘Independent Export and Legal Council’

Lyudmila Kuzmina –“GOLOS” Coordinator in Samara (by phone from Samara)

Nataliya Zvyagina: Current situation in Samara in many ways reflects the negative consequences brought by the new NGO law, which practically allows pressuring civic organizations through the state registering bodies. We have suggestions and recommendations on revising the NGO law and changing its practical application, which we would like to share with you.

Additional information is available from: Marina Dashenkova “GOLOS” Press-secretary +7 (495) 917 90 91, +7 916 886 18 07 Press@golos.org Tetyana Bohdanova “GOLOS” Project Manager +7 (495) 917 90 91, 917 90 84 Tatiana@golos.org

Приложенные документы:
Chronology of eventes: September (Word — 38.5 kb)
/Criminal_investigation_against_human_rights_activist_in_Samara.doc
Local authorities have been harassing with inspections and exerting pressure on regional GOLOS branch and Lyudmila Kuzmina, a regional coordinator, in order to stop its activities in the region.

Short chronology of events in Samara (Word — 22 kb)
The prosecution of “GOLOS” Coordinator in Samara Lyudmila Kuzmina started on the 10th of May, after the interview broadcasted by “Ekho Moskvy”, in which she noted that lawfulness of law enforcing authorities’ activities regarding Samara “Marsh nesoglasnyh” organizers and participants is doubtful.

Документы

Short chronology of events in Samara (Word - 22 kb)

The prosecution of “GOLOS” Coordinator in Samara Lyudmila Kuzmina started on the 10th of May, after the interview broadcasted by “Ekho Moskvy”, in which she noted that lawfulness of law enforcing authorities’ activities regarding Samara “Marsh nesoglasnyh” organizers and participants is doubtful.

Chronology of eventes: September (Word - 38.5 kb)

Local authorities have been harassing with inspections and exerting pressure on regional GOLOS branch and Lyudmila Kuzmina, a regional coordinator, in order to stop its activities in the region.