Pamfilova asks Putin to help recall lawsuit against Memorial human rights organization

Russian human rights commissioner Ella Pamfilova has asked the country's leadership to advise the Justice Ministry to recall the motion for the liquidation of Memorial human rights organization from the Supreme Court.

Russian human rights commissioner Ella Pamfilova has asked the country's leadership to advise the Justice Ministry to recall the motion for the liquidation of Memorial human rights organization from the Supreme Court.

"I request you to recommend the Justice Ministry to recall this motion from the Supreme Court which would permit Memorial society to continue its operations having fulfilled all requirements of the Justice Ministry," her message to President Vladimir Putin says.

The letter was posted on the ombudsman's website on Saturday.

Pamfilova told Interfax that she sent a copy of the message to Justice Minister Alexander Konovalov.

"There is very little time left to resolve the situation," she said to Interfax Saturday evening.

The Supreme Court is to handle the ministry's motion for the liquidation of the leading Russian human rights organization on November 13. The Justice Ministry has grievances concerning Memorial's structure.

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