MOSCOW, March 28 (RIA Novosti) – Russian prosecutors have launched three administrative cases against veteran Russian human rights activist Lev Ponomaryov, a spokeswoman for Moscow prosecutor’s office told RIA Novosti.
Spokeswoman Yelena Rossokhina said prosecutors, who came to inspect the offices of For Human Rights organization and two other NGOs on March 25, requested some documentation from Ponomaryov.
“He, however, rejected prosecutors’ demand to allow an inspection and provide documents,” she said.
The cases were launched on charges of “failure to meet the lawful demands of a prosecutor,” the spokeswoman said.
The case materials have already been sent to a magistrates’ court.
Ponomaryov has lodged a legal complaint, describing prosecutors’ actions as illegitimate.