Court in Moscow orders closure of Memorial Human Rights Centre


Today, 29 December, 2021, the Moscow City Court delivered its judgment into the lawsuit brought by the Moscow City Prosecutor's office against the Memorial Human Rights Centre (HRC) . 

Quoting violations of the so-called 'foreign agents' act, Judge Mikhail Kazakov ordered the dissolution of the Memorial HRC and all of its branches.

Attorneys Mikhail Biryukov and Maria Eismont and the organisation's legal team took part in the hearing.

In a statement on its website Memorial HRC said the organisation would appeal the decision.