Russia’s Supreme Court docket has ordered the closure of Memorial, the nation’s most outstanding human rights group, which chronicled Stalin-era purges and was an emblem of democratic change after the autumn of the Soviet Union.
The ban follows a wider crackdown on opposition politics and unbiased media.
Prosecutors had accused Memorial of failing to point in its publications that the group obtained funds from abroad.
Fiona Bruce presents BBC Information at Ten reporting by Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg.
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