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EU Delegation Hoping Russian Law Enforcement Agencies Will Investigate Closure Amnesty International's Moscow

EU Delegation Hoping Russian Law Enforcement Agencies Will Investigate Closure Amnesty International's Moscow Office

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The European Union's Delegation to Ukraine is hoping that the Russian law enforcement agencies will investigate the closure of the Moscow office of Amnesty International, an international human rights organization.

A spokesperson for the European Union's Delegation to Ukraine announced this in a statement, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

"The Moscow city authorities have sealed the Moscow office of Amnesty International and changed the locks, thereby denying the organization's employees of access to the premises. We hope that the relevant Russian authorities will immediately investigate the incident and ensure unhindered access of Amnesty International's employees to their premises," the statement said.

According to the EU Delegation, the reasons that the city authorities gave for closing the office are absolutely incorrect.

According to the European Union's Delegation to Ukraine, Amnesty International and other human rights organizations should not be denied the opportunity to perform their important work.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, Moscow municipal officials sealed the office of Amnesty International on November 2.

The Moscow authorities have attributed this action to the expiration of a lease contract and a significant breach of the conditions for payment of rent.


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