MOSCOW, July 22 (RIA Novosti) – Moscow prosecutors said Monday they have lifted a ban on the activities of the Russian opposition Left Front movement, which had been ordered to suspend its activities earlier this year over alleged legal violations.
The leftist group, whose leader Sergei Udaltsov is under house arrest over his alleged role in orchestrating unrest at demonstrations in the capital last year, was ordered to shut down for three months in April for not being registered as a legal entity required to collect donations, and illegally using a five-point star as its logo without registering it.
“The Moscow prosecutor’s office confirms...the resumption of Left Front's activity, as the grounds for its suspension have been eliminated,” Yelena Rossokhina, a Moscow prosecutors office spokeswoman, said Monday.
The movement, set up in 2008, has eliminated all the registration irregularities by providing the relevant documents, she added.
Udaltsov and two other activists face charges of inciting mass disorder in Moscow last May, when a sanctioned mass opposition rally ended in violent clashes between protesters and the police.