Statement on Russian Undesirable Organizations


DATE:  July 28, 2015

CONTACT:  Jane Riley Jacobsen, 202-378-9700

National Endowment for Democracy Statement on Russian Undesirable Organizations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to being named an “undesirable organization” by the Russian government, the National Endowment for Democracy has released the following statement:

The law on undesirable organizations is the latest in a series of highly restrictive laws that limit the freedom of Russian citizens. This law, as well as its predecessors, contravenes Russia’s own constitution as well as numerous international laws and treaties.  The true intent of these laws is to intimidate and isolate Russian citizens.  NED remains committed to supporting human rights and fundamental freedoms throughout the world.”

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