U.S. authorities are concerned about the audits of NGOs in Russia
"We are concerned about how the adoption of the law and its implementation, and verification of thousands of NGOs," — said the representative of the State Department Wig Ventrella.
WASHINGTON, March 25 — RIA Novosti, Denis Voroshilov.U.S. authorities are concerned about the audits of non-profit organizations in Russia and regret in connection with the adoption of a Russian NGO law, said State Department spokesman Wig Ventrella.
In mid-March Petersburg prosecutor’s office announced the launch of a spot check in about 5000 NGOs. Similar events are held in other cities of Russia. Audit plan, according to the Prosecutor General’s Office, was approved in December 2012. Late last week, several Russian human rights activists have sent an appeal to the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Yuri Chaika request to clarify the situation. On Monday, the Ministry of Justice, commenting on the next test, said that they are conducted in order to determine whether the statutory goals of the NCB and the legislation of the Russian Federation.
"We are concerned that Russia carried out test thousands of NGO offices. We are very concerned about this. Did you know that it is in accordance with the laws enacted earlier … This is what we have always said. We are concerned about how the adoption of the law and its implementation and verification of thousands of NGOs, "- said Ventrella reporters.
The Russian Ministry of Justice also clarified that in case of violations of the law, the ministry will apply the statutory legal response measures.