The prosecutor’s office declared the organizer of the “Nemtsov Forum” in Poland undesirable

The Prosecutor General's Office declared the Polish WOT Foundation undesirable in Russia The Polish NGO WOT Foundation participated in organizing forums and seminars with the participation of Russian activists and journalists

The Prosecutor General's Office declared another foreign organization undesirable in Russia— Polish WOT Foundation (“WOT Foundation”), according to a statement received by RBC.

“It has been established that its activities pose a threat to the foundations of the constitutional order and the security of the Russian Federation,” — said the department.

This organization, in particular, participated in the organization of the “Boris Nemtsov Forum”; 2019, held in Warsaw. She also supported some international exchange and advanced training programs— for example, the MOST project, which organized seminars for journalists from Russia and EU countries.

The organization has not yet been included in the register of undesirable organizations maintained by the Ministry of Justice. Now it has 49 items. The last to be added to the list was the “European Network of Election Observation Organizations” (ENEMO), which the Prosecutor General's Office declared undesirable in September last year. In mid-August, the Prosecutor General's Office recognized as undesirable the Belgian non-governmental organization International Partnership for Human Rights, which collaborated in Russia with the Sova information and analytical center, recognized as a foreign agent.

The status of undesirable organizations is prescribed in the law “On measures of influence on persons involved in violations of fundamental human rights and freedoms, the rights and freedoms of citizens of the Russian Federation” 272-FZ of 2012 (“Law of Dima Yakovlev”). Such structures are understood as foreign or international non-governmental organizations whose activities may pose a threat to the foundations of the constitutional order, the country's defense capability or state security.

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