Topic: NGO ‘Foreign Agents’ Law
LONDON, July 26 (RIA Novosti)
- U.S. Says Russia’s Law on NGOs Intimidates Rights Activists
- Russian Rights Activists Refuse to Comply with NGO Law
- Putin Signs Foreign Agent NGO Law
- Russia Slams U.S. Criticism of NGO Law
- Ruling Party Says NGOs Politicized, Need Regulation
The British Foreign Office has criticized Russia’s recent law on non-governmental organizations saying the new legislation creates unnecessary obstacles for the normal operation of the civil society.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed on Saturday a law forcing non-government organizations (NGOs) engaged in political activity with foreign financing to be branded as "foreign agents." The law will come in force starting in November.
“By creating additional burdensome requirements for NGOs, and labeling them with a term seemingly designed to generate mistrust, this move can only be seen as having a negative impact on the free operation of civil society,” the Foreign Office said in a statement.
The top British diplomatic body has praised the work of Russian NGOs and their contribution to the democratic developments in the country.
“Many Russian NGOs receive foreign support for their important activities in the fields of human rights, the rule of law and anti-corruption. They make a crucial contribution to the protection of democratic rights and to the development of a vibrant civil society in Russia,” the statement said.
British criticism of the new Russian law follows the same reaction expressed by the United States, when the U.S. Department of State branded the legislation as an intimidation of human and civil rights activists.
Under the new legislation, NGOs would have to publish a biannual report on their activities and carry out an annual financial audit. Failure to comply with the law could result in four-year jail sentences and/or fines of up to 300,000 rubles ($9,200).
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- SirkoGoes without saying...08:03, 26/07/2012Sure they want to do the same thing in Russia as they are doing in Syria.
With all do respect to my queen whom I respect dearly, for she has been a great monarch, the British Foreign Office can kiss this descendant of Cossacks ass.. :-)
Some of us are well educated and have a sense of decency and can smell criminality.
- owenpcNGO Transparency17:18, 26/07/2012The Foreign Office is a bit confused on this? A registered charity in the UK has to follow very similar rules in terms of reports and audits. It's no bad thing that an NGO/charity should declare its sources of income. If it is funded totally by a foreign power with an axe to grind it should be revealed. In any country.
- SirkoNot Confused...18:04, 26/07/2012The Foreign Office does not function for Brits any more. It functions for the tentacles of Zionist Filthy Lucre. I have been stunned in my research since the great theft of the crash in 2008 by the Wall Street Gangster 'Banksters'. Their tentacles are everywhere. An enormous conspiracy, Greenspan, Rubin, Geihtner, Bernanke, Summers, Goldman, Sachs, Solomon, Lehman, AIG, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae. etc., etc.c Yada, yada and then more yada, yada....
They planned this all since the RAT Reagan and his administration . who got his instructions from the Zionist money bags and Milton Friedman of the Chicago School of Economics.
Reagan's instructions were to deregulate everything from airlines to the banks to Wall Street. Reagan and the Ozark Caligula the husband of Hitler Clinton the American Vampire slowly got rid of the regulatory agencies implimented by the Great FDR during the depression following John Maynard Keynes sound economic policies. The culmination of the conspiracy was accomplished under Greenspan's watch so they the Zionist 'Schmucks' could steal with impunity to the tune of TRILLIONS. Not one was punished...!!!
...but then, they were grooming the IDIOT Reagan since the McCarthy witch hunts of the '50s...
- living069NGO's are nothing but spies and handlers04:58, 27/07/2012NGO's under the disguise for humantiarian reason, but in reality they are nothing but spies and handlers who pay for government oppositions, they did it in Syria, and when the government woke up to it not long after the trouble started, it was too late, their paid opposition was already on their payroll.
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