Russia – Human rights - Situation of Ms. Cherevatenko (6 June 2017)


We are concerned by the charges brought against Valentina Cherevatenko, president of the NGO “Union of Women of Don.”

Ms. Cherevatenko was awarded the Franco-German Human Rights Prize in 2016, particularly for her work promoting peace between Russia and Ukraine.

The criminal proceedings against Ms. Cherevatenko, confirmed on June 2, represent the first prosecution for non-compliance with the Russian law against NGOs designated “foreign agents.”