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Russian court shuts down Memorial Human Rights Center, day after sister organization ordered to close

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The center was charged with multiple violations of Russia’s “foreign agent” law and “justifying terrorism and extremism” in its publications, a lawyer for the center, Ilya Novikov, told CNN.

The decision comes a day after Russia’s Supreme Court decided to close its sister organization Memorial International. Novikov said they would launch an appeal.

This is a developing story. Check back for further updates.

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