Russia court orders closure of leading rights group

Russian human rights activist Lev Ponomaryov speaks at a news conference in Moscow. (File photo: AP)

Russia’s Supreme Court on Friday issued a ruling to wind up the operations of a respected rights group that has operated for more than two decades, its head told AFP.

For Human Rights group’s Lev Ponomaryov said: “We will appeal the ruling and also go to the European Court of Human Rights.”

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