The office of Amnesty International was closed in Moscow

The office of international human rights organization, Amnesty International, has been sealed in Moscow. Locks were changed and the electricity was cut. This was posted on Facebook by Amnesty International staff member, Ivan Kondratenko.

According to him, the employees of the organization were told to contact Moscow’s department of city property to get their belongings out of the office. However, the department itself is not aware of the situation.

“All of our computers, documents and personal belongings are in there, behind closed doors. Apparently, they came early in the morning. The battery backups for computers just stopped beeping and the electricity was turned off”, Kondratenko said.

According to him, “we paid the bills for twenty years. This was the first and so far, the only, amnesty office in Russia”.

  Russia, Amnesty International