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Russia: An extremist organization? Limonov will appeal to Strasbourg over party ban

Posted by Info on 01/08/2009

Radical writer Eduard Limonov said on Tuesday he would appeal to the Strasbourg court over a Russian court’s refusal to lift a ban on his party which is referred to as an extremist organization.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Supreme Court rejected Limonov’s request to review the April 2007 court decision to ban his National Bolshevik Party (NBP) for extremist activities, which was upheld by the Supreme Court in August.

The youth group has pursued ‘direct action’ tactics by publicly attacking people they considered symbols of President Putin’s regime or its allies.NBP members are known to have thrown mayonnaise and tomatoes at prominent public figures, including ex-Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov, former NATO Secretary Lord George Robertson, Russian film director Nikita Mikhalkov. Activists also staged protests by breaking into governmental offices in Moscow.

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