Russian Federation: Further information: NGO leader charged under ‘Foreign Agents’ law: Valentina Cherevatenko

On 2 June, prominent Russian human rights defender Valentina Cherevatenko was officially charged with “malicious evasion from performance of duties” under the “foreign agents” law. If convicted, she could face up to two years in prison. Her conviction could start a dangerous trend of criminal prosecution of NGO leaders.

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