Russia cracks down on human rights group Memorial, hours after Nobel Peace Prize

NEW DELHI: Second only to Russian human rights organization Monument announced as one of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize winners, its offices in Moscow were confiscated by court order.
However, this is not the first time that Russian authorities have cracked down on the Monument.
Russian authorities ordered the Memorial’s closure last year in a move Putin did nothing to prevent, and pressure against rights advocates worsened during the invasion of Ukraine .
Memorial, founded in 1989 by 1975 Peace Prize winner Andrei Sakharov, is the largest human rights organization in Russia, compiling and systematizing information on political oppression and human rights abuses in Russia.


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