Russian NGO targeted under new law

Golos is the only election watchdog that is independent of the Kremlin.

Last Modified: 11 Apr 2013 00:02
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An election monitoring group in Russia is being sued by the government for not registering as a foreign agent.

The NGO Golos gathered evidence of alleged substantial fraud at the polling booths in the last parliamentary election.

The prosecution is the first of its kind under a law introduced last year that requires NGOs that receive funding from abroad to register as so-called "foreign agents".

Al Jazeera's David Chater reports from Moscow.


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