A case of “rehabilitation of Nazism” was opened against employees of the Memorial Human Rights Center, recognized as a “foreign agent” and liquidated by the decision of the Supreme Court, according to TASS, citing a source in law enforcement agencies, as well as the VChK-OGPU Telegram channel.
According to the interlocutor of the agency, the grounds for the case were suspicions that Memorial included in the lists of repressed persons people who allegedly "collaborated with the occupiers during the Great Patriotic War."
Earlier "Memorial" and the chairman of the board of the organization Yan Rachinsky received the Nobel Peace Prize. The award was also received by the Ukrainian Center for Civil Liberties, Belarusian activist, founder of the human rights center Viasna Ales Byalyatsky, Byalyatsky's wife Natalya Pinchuk and head of the Center for Civil Liberties Alexandra Matviychuk. Before that, Rachinsky stated that the Russian authorities recommended that the organization refuse the Nobel Prize because of "inappropriate co-laureates." Memorial ignored the request; in an interview with the BBC, Rachinsky called the decision of the Nobel Committee "remarkable", as it shows that state borders are not capable of dividing civil society.