The Pervomaisky District Court of Krasnodar did not satisfy the application of lawyer Mikhail Benyash, who asked to cancel the decision of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation to recognize him as a foreign agent. Mr. Benyash himself told Kommersant about this.
Lawyer Mikhail Benyash was recognized as a foreign agent in October 2022. According to the lawyer, the Ministry of Justice referred to three episodes of receiving funds from human rights organizations, which currently have the status of foreign agents.
“I do not agree that I received funding from foreign agents, I was transferred funds under contracts for the provision of legal services. In addition, two of the three episodes took place more than two years ago, and the third episode concerns an organization that, by the time the contract was concluded with it, had not yet been recognized as a foreign agent,” said Mikhail Benyash.