The head of the Council for human rights (HRC) under the President of the Russian Federation Mikhail Fedotov believes that the MacArthur Foundation had the opportunity to not rush to close a branch in the capital of Russia, as "Patriotic stop list" that involved organization is not a legal document - it is only the proposals of the Federation Council on the application of the law on undesirable organizations.
on Wednesday, it was announced that the American MacArthur Foundation, trapped in a Patriotic "stop list" of NGOs, whose activities are undesirable in the territory of the Russian Federation, announced the closure of its branch in the Russian capital. The decision to Fund explained the use of new Russian laws and the inclusion of the organization in the " stop list ". The Fund stressed that the organization's activities in the Russian Federation has always had only charitable in nature.
"We all know" stop list " - not a legal document, it just proposals of the Federation Council on the application of the law on adverse organizations. The ratio of FH to this law, the Council gave highly critical assessment of the law, believing it unnecessary in our legislation and contains a high degree of legal uncertainty, " said Fedotov Fins news . Explaining the news of the closure of a branch of the MacArthur Foundation, the Head of the HRC said that any private organization decides to take Such action as it deems necessary.
"in reality, I think it would be possible not to hurry, but to wait for the moment when the chief Prosecutor's office in coordination with the Ministry of foreign Affairs will inform their opinion about the activities of some organizations within the Russian Federation they deem undesirable," said the head of the Department, Recalling that legally it is the General Prosecutor's office together with the foreign Ministry are taking the proper decision.
while known only to the proposals of the Federation Council on this matter, and we cannot exclude that the list, which will be the General Prosecutor's office together with the Foreign Ministry, will be different from the "stop list" - the composition and number of organizations, Fedotov added.
The Federation Council on July 8, sent to the Prosecutor General, Ministry of foreign Affairs and the Ministry of justice "Patriotic stop-list" of 12 foreign NGOs, which included, in addition to the Soros Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation, the world Congress of Ukrainians, the Ukrainian world coordinating Council, the Crimean field mission on human rights. Similarly, in the "stop-list" appear on the national endowment for democracy, international Republican Institute, national democratic Institute for international issues, freedom house, Foundation Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the Foundation " Education for democracy ", East European democratic centre.