Russian authorities shut down leading human rights group – BBC News

Russia’s Supreme Court has ordered the closure of Memorial, the country’s most prominent human rights group, which chronicled Stalin-era purges and was a symbol of democratic change after the fall of the Soviet Union.

The ban follows a wider crackdown on opposition politics and independent media.

Prosecutors had accused Memorial of failing to indicate in its publications that the group received funds from overseas.

Fiona Bruce presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg.

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