The plaintiff will submit missing documents and the defendants will submit their position in writing
On 23 November, the preliminary hearing in the case to close down Memorial Human Rights Centre began at Moscow City Court (presided over by Judge Mikhail Kazakov). The court upheld several motions submitted by the defendant's representatives and scheduled the continuation of the preliminary hearing for 29 November at 15:00. Dozens of people gathered outside the court building to support Memorial.
The lawsuit was filed by the Moscow City Prosecutor’s Office.
Legal counsel for Memorial are Mikhail Biryukov, Ilya Novikov and Maria Eismont, as well as lawyers Grigory Vaypan, Anastasia Garina, Tatiana Glushkova, Natalia Morozova and Natalia Secretareva.
Memorial’s representatives put forward a number of motions:
The prosecutor appended two documents to the materials of the case confirming that Roskomnadzor [the Federal Agency for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media] and the Ministry of Justice had received copies of the lawsuit.
The Ministry of Justice also submitted its position in writing.
Memorial’s representatives will submit their position in writing by 29 November.
Alisa Milchin authored the photos above