Hirunews Logo
Russia%27s+Putin+signs+law+against+%27undesirable%27+NGOs
Sunday, 24 May 2015 - 10:14
Russia's Putin signs law against 'undesirable' NGOs
31

Shares
3,768

Views

The Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill which allows foreign organisations to be banned from operating in the country.

The law allows the authorities to prosecute foreign non-governmental organisations or firms designated as "undesirable" on national security grounds.

Individuals working for NGOs could face fines or up to six years in prison.

Critics say it is a Kremlin move aimed at stifling dissent.

The definition of "undesirable" is open to interpretation, but the Interfax news agency said it would apply to organisations deemed to pose a threat to the "foundations of Russia's constitutional order, defensive capacity and security".

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
Hiru Siripa Karunawa - 2018
Saturday, 20 January 2018 - 17:02
The largest pilgrimage organized in the country, 'Hiru Siripa Karunawa' 2018 concluded successfully.  Devotees from several parts of the island were... Read More
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
867 Views
10,558 Views
46 Views
1,365 Views
304 Views
12,193 Views
Top