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In Russia abolished "Center for support of indigenous peoples of the North"

Full tape of POLIT.RU 07.11.2019 at 13:56

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The Moscow city court at the request of the Ministry of justice eliminated the "Center for support of indigenous peoples of the North", the statements of the Chairman of the Board of the organization of Rodion's Sulyandziga.

According to the document, "formal claim" of the Ministry of justice associated with the discrepancy of legal address to the "Center" and the Charter of the new legislation.

"We openly declare that it is the continuation of an open pressure on the organization and its leadership for his human rights activities defending the rights of indigenous peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East", − said in a statement.

the Sulyandziga added that the pressure began in 2014 and continues to this day.

the Chairman of the Board of the organization States that "the Center" will continue to protect the "most invisible and vulnerable of our society." According to him, they will not be allowed to destroy "the last barrier for corporations in the way of exploitation of the resources of the Arctic and the North, and the last custodians of the natural heritage of Russia".

He noted that from 2000 to 2010, the country had disappeared, two indigenous peoples − the Kerek and alutor people. Now under threat are more than ten people. Their number does not exceed 2 thousand.

the Sulyandziga said it would appeal the court's decision. The Ministry of justice of Russia has filed documents for registration of the new Charter.

In the epilogue the Sulyandziga noted that claims offices "almost the same as in the case of Lev Ponomarev and the organization "For human rights"". November 1, it is also eliminated.

"And it looks like it's coordinated and practiced approach", he concluded.

"Center for support of indigenous peoples of the North" was created in 2000. The organization conducts seminars, internships, conference on indigenous peoples. Provides information, education and legal assistance.

"Center" is the only organization of indigenous peoples of Russia, which has a special status and accreditation agencies and UN agencies as UNESCO, UNEP, FAO, CBD, the Economic and Social Council.

In 2015, the organization recognized noagenda. Later she was expelled because "Center" has ceased to use funding from other countries, according to "7x7".

In September 2016 at Sheremetyevo airport law enforcement officers found that Sulyandzige torn from the passport page. The deterioration of the document accused the head of the organization, he was given a fine. According to the Chairman of the Sami Parliament of the Kola Peninsula, Valentina Sovkina, the Sulyandziga not to blame, passport it was spoiled already at the airport and then not allowed to leave the country.