Prosecutor's Office Declares Nemtsov Forum Organiser in Poland Undesirable
OREANDA-NEWS. The Prosecutor General's Office has declared another foreign organisation - the Polish WOT Foundation - undesirable in Russia, the agency said in a statement.
"Its activities were found to pose a threat to the foundations of the constitutional order and security of the Russian Federation,"- the agency said.
The organisation was involved, among other things, in the organisation of the 2019 Boris Nemtsov Forum held in Warsaw. It also supported some international exchange and training programmes, such as the MOST project, which organised seminars for journalists from Russia and EU countries.
The organisation has not yet been included in the list of undesirable organisations maintained by the Ministry of Justice. There are currently 49 entries on it. The European Network of Election Monitoring Organisations (ENEMO), which was declared undesirable by the Prosecutor General's Office last September, was the latest on the list. In mid-August, the General Prosecutor's Office declared undesirable the Belgian non-governmental organisation International Partnership for Human Rights, which cooperated in Russia with the Sova Centre for Information and Analysis, recognised as a foreign agent.
The status of undesirable organisations is spelled out in the 2012 Law on Measures to Influence Persons Involved in Violations of Fundamental Human Rights and Freedoms, Rights and Freedoms of Citizens of the Russian Federation 272-FZ. Such structures are defined as foreign or international non-governmental organisations whose activities may pose a threat to the foundations of the constitutional order, the country's defence capability or state security.