MOSCOW, March 28 (RIA Novosti) - Russian prosecutors have launched three administrative cases against veteran Russian human rights activist Lev Ponomaryov, a spokeswoman for the Moscow Prosecutor’s Office told RIA Novosti.
Spokeswoman Yelena Rossokhina said prosecutors who arrived to inspect the offices of the For Human Rights organization and two other NGOs on March 25 had requested some documents from Ponomaryov.
"He rejected the prosecutors’ demand to allow an inspection and provide documents,” she said.
The cases were launched on charges of “failure to meet the lawful demands of a prosecutor,” the spokeswoman said.
The case materials have already been sent to a magistrates' court.
Ponomaryov has lodged a legal complaint, describing prosecutors’ actions as illegitimate.