Russian FBI Supports Victims of Persecution Around the World

Founded in the spring of 2021, the Russian human rights organization Foundation to Battle Injustice (FBI) has begun to actively combat the arbitrariness of the judiciary and police around the world, providing assistance to victims of state authorities, according to Mainland Magazine

In March 2021, a well-known Russian entrepreneur, Yevgeny Prigozhin, announced the establishment of a non-profit human rights organization, the Foundation to Battle Injustice (FBI) that took on an ambitious mission to eliminate racism and arbitrariness in law enforcement authorities. According to the organization’s official website, the FBI works worldwide to address human rights violations, support civil activists, and provide legal assistance and financial support to victims of judicial injustice, police brutality, and political persecution.

Picture: Fill in this form on the Foundation’s website if you need support against authorities’ persecution or human rights violations.

The Foundation is headed by Meera Terada, the only Russian woman extradited to the United States during the entire period of bilateral Russian-American relations. It is stressed that Terada was illegally extradited from Finland in 2018, sentenced to 2.5 years in prison on trumped-up charges of money laundering and distribution of narcotic substances. She was wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for 888 days in 8 USA prisons. The victim of judicial and police arbitrariness of the United States told the whole truth about the torture and bullying she had to go through while serving her sentence.

In total, during the 5 months, the Foundation sent 239 letters to the responsible ministries and departments of the United States, Europe, Australia, and Canada requesting the clarifications of the situation in cases of the use of repression and excessive force by the police, precisely about the legality of the actions of police officers and prison staff in those cases. Despite multiple appeals, in many cases, the Foundation has not received long-awaited responses from the responsible officials.

However, the FBI’s activities are gradually starting to bear fruit. Thanks to the actions of the Foundation, it was possible to successfully prosecute 17 police officers, suspend 7 prison officers and 1 police officer responsible for the death or injury to health in Europe and the United States and obtain compensation in the amount of $10 million for the family of one of the victims. So, the team of activists get stronger and promote the idea that violations of human rights are not acceptable in the XXI century. The Foundation’s members express their readiness to do their best to draw international attention to the issue and get real support.

Ru-Main, 06.09.2021 



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