MOSCOW, July 5 (RAPSI) – Russian government has introduced a bill banning terrorism suspects from founding NGOs and participating in them into the lower house of parliament. The document’s copy has been published on the State Duma database.
Amendments are expected to be added to the federal laws On social associations, On NGOs, On freedom of conscience and On religious associations.
Thus, under the draft law, individuals having their assets frozen because of terrorism allegations would be banned from being founders, participants or members of NGOs.
These amendments, according to the Cabinet of Ministers, would help additionally secure the nonprofit sector against its use for financing terrorist activities.