The Human Rights Center “Memorial” told how searches were carried out in the case of “rehabilitation of Nazism” in the offices and apartments of the organization’s employees, as well as where and how they were searched for “instruments and means of committing a crime and objects that have traces of a crime” .
During the investigation, law enforcement officers examined a jar of flour, a refrigerator, suitcases with summer clothes, Christmas decorations, personal photographs, a trash can, cat litter, linen, and also looked under the toilet lid. One of the employees tore open the sugar packets, stating that “there might be LSD.”
Stickers of the human rights center, a mask with the words “Memorial will not be banned”, a “No War” badge, a book about the First Chechen War, a calendar of 2007 and a Soviet passport were confiscated from the employees of “Memorial”. Telegram channel “Full HRC 2.0” notes that one of the employees called the USSR “a banned extremist organization.”
In addition, Memorial reports that during the search, law enforcement officers “treated themselves” with vodka and sweets they found, and also took away coffee and sweets that were prepared for gifts to the repressed.
In conclusion, “Full HRC 2.0” draws attention to the inscription that one of the participants in the search left on a template for a letter intended for victims of political repression.
In Moscow, on March 21, searches were carried out at the homes of nine Memorial employees, as well as at two premises of a human rights center. How writes “Mediazona”, after the searches, all human rights activists were interrogated in the UK, and then released. At the same time, Oleg Orlov, Chairman of the Board of Memorial, became a defendant in a criminal case on the repeated “discrediting” of the army because of a post on Facebook.
The searches at the “Memorial” took place in the case of the “rehabilitation of Nazism”, which became known in early March. The case was brought against “unidentified employees” of the organization. By versions investigation, the human rights center, “neglecting the historical truth”, published in the “List of victims of political terror in the USSR” the names of three men who could have participated in Nazi crimes.