Russian human rights organization in the United States suspended work due to the FBI

The Coordinating Council of Organizations of Russian Compatriots in the United States (KSORS) has suspended work, according to its website.

“ The decision was made in connection with the investigation of the American special services, as a result of which over the past year at least three hundreds of Russian compatriots in the United States, from students to retirees, have been subjected to FBI investigative measures, '' & mdash; stated in the organization.

It noted that KSORS & mdash; an informal, non-political advisory body that “ never interfered with the domestic political agenda of the United States, did not have the financial resources, did not receive or give out any grants. '' However, some members of the council and other representatives of the Russian community became involved in the investigation of violations of the laws on foreign agents, the organization said.

According to her, during interrogations, FBI officers asked about the ties of compatriots with Russian organizations and government agencies. “ Special attention was paid to the contacts of compatriots with representatives of the Russian diplomatic mission in the United States, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Rossotrudnichestvo, the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs, the Moscow Government, the Roscongress Foundation, the Russian Geographical Society and the coordinators of the Immortal Regiment movement, & mdash; the message says.

This situation creates an “ unacceptable atmosphere of bias and mistrust towards the Russian community, '' said KSORS. The actions of the American special services in the organization were considered “ unprecedented pressure on the Russian community. '' and, pending clarification from the US authorities, refused to host any activities.

The material is being supplemented.


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