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The Ministry of Justice demanded the liquidation of the SOVA* center



The Ministry of Justice filed a lawsuit for the liquidation of the information and analysis center “Sova” *. This was reported in the telegram channel of the organization.

“On March 10, 2023, the Main Directorate of the Moscow Ministry of Justice filed a complaint with the Moscow City Court to liquidate the Sova* center. This is the result of the audit carried out by the Ministry of Justice in January this year,” the report states.

According to Sova, the Ministry of Justice considered it a violation to organize and participate in events outside the region of registration, that is, Moscow. “The lawsuit only declares this assertion. We do not agree with the position of the Ministry of Justice and we will challenge it in court,” the organization stressed.

The inspection, reports Sova, was carried out from January 9 to February 3, but the center was not informed of its conduct in the prescribed manner. “Therefore, on February 27, we asked the court to recognize this inspection as illegal. Court on our claim is scheduled for March 30,” read.

The SOVA* Center was founded in 2002. The organization’s website claims that it conducts “information and research work” on issues of nationalism and xenophobia, political radicalism, the relationship between religion and society and human rights in Russia. Sova* collects and publishes statistics “on hate crimes and anti-extremist law enforcement”.

The organization was recognized as a foreign agent in 2016. In addition, in early 2022 it became known that the publication Rosbalt* was recognized as a foreign agent due to the fact that Owl* had paid it to host the conference .

  • included in the list of foreign agents

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