In Russia, a case was opened on the rehabilitation of Nazism against the employees of “Memorial”
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The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation is investigating a criminal case under the article on the “rehabilitation of Nazism” against employees of the “Memorial” society, a law enforcement source told TASS.
The interlocutor of the agency said that the case was initiated against “unidentified employees”. According to him, the grounds for the case were suspicions that “Memorial” included in the lists of repressed people who collaborated with the Nazis during the Second World War.
in order to carry out a public denial of the facts established by the verdict of the International Military Tribunal and disseminate deliberately false information about the activities of the USSR during the Second World War, using the media”.
In January, the media reported that the Investigative Committee was checking the chairman of the board of the international society “Memorial” Yan Rachinsky on the article about “rehabilitation of Nazism”.
NGO “Memorial” was established in 1987 to study political repressions in the USSR and to rehabilitate those who suffered from them. The society has created an online database of victims of political terror, which contains more than three million records.
In December 2021, the Russian Supreme Court ruled to liquidate the International Memorial, and the Moscow City Court made a similar decision regarding the human rights center &ldquo ;Memorial”.In 2022, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to three laureates – Russian “Memorial”, Ukrainian “Center for Civil Liberties” and Belarusian human rights activist, chairman of the Viasna Center Ales Byalyatsky, who on Friday was sentenced to ten years in prison by a Minsk court.
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