On 11 September the Moscow City Court announced that it had not annulled its decision to consider the non-commercial organisation Golos as a foreign agent – the matter was only to recall the judgement to hold the NCO liable for administrative violations.
Comments of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation on the Moscow City Court decision about the GOLOS Association.
On 1st September 2014 the Moscow City Court satisfied the petition of the Commissioner to reverse the judicial acts recognising the Movement for Defence of Voters’ Rights “Golos” and its executive director Ms L. Shabanova guilty for violating the operating procedure established for a non-commercial organisation functioning as a foreign agent.
The Commissioner’s petition to the Moscow City Court was based on the Judgement No. 10-P of April 8, 2014 by the Constitutional Court of Russia holding that the GOLOS Association had not been sponsored from abroad.
This fact proves that GOLOS Association does not come within the said administrative infringement, since the association’s activity lacks any signs of an entity functioning as a foreign agent.
It is believed, the court judgement gives grounds to the GOLOS Association to apply for removal thereof from the list of non-commercial organisations functioning as foreign agents.