MOSCOW, July 27 /TASS/. Moscow’s Presnya Court on Wednesday ruled to liquidate the association "Voice" for gross violations of the Russian law on non-commercial organizations (NCO). The judge satisfied an administrative lawsuit filed by the Russian Justice Ministry.
The court ruled to liquidate the "Voice" association and exclude it from the Unified State Register of Legal Entities. The liquidation procedures will take six months.
A Russian Justice Ministry representative said the checks into the association’s activities, which had been carried out after the "Voice" was included in the register of foreign agents, revealed that the association was using the services of unregistered movements to promote its activities. She added that the violations were gross and non-recoverable.
A representative of the "Voice" association said that offences like pursuing political activities and an unmarked website could not serve as ground for the liquidation’s association.
In April 2014, Moscow’s Zamoskvoretsky court recognized the "Voice" association to be a foreign agent and obliged it to fulfill all the instructions issued by prosecutors and to be registered as a foreign agent. The court established that one of the "Voice" association’s founders was a foreign national who contributed funds to the association’s charter capital.