FECRIS – Yet once more, the specialized human rights magazine BitterWinter.org, founded by expert Massimo Introvigne, broke the news this morning with the latest “fabrication” of FECRIS. We encourage readers to access the full article in the following hyperlink.
The antireligious organization FECRIS, practically funded in full by French government agency MIVILUDES (currently in the portfolio of France’s State Secretary of Citizenship Sonia Backes ) used “make-up” to cover up their links to “lunatic lawyer” Alexander Korelov, who participated in their conference as a speaker.
In Alexander Korelov‘s words, “former Ukraine” is still “part of my country, the USSR.” The program of a 2017 conference is changed retroactively by FECRIS to remove his name and remarks.
Readers of “BitterWinter” are likely familiar with the insane Russian attorney Alexander Korelov, who in 2022 erroneously asserted that the Jehovah’s Witnesses were planning a coup to overthrow the Putin dictatorship. Korelov frequently advises or defends prominent anti-cultists in Russia, such Alexander Dvorkin and Alexander Novopashin, when they are charged of defamation by organizations they label as “cults.” Korelov identified himself in 2017 as a “lawyer of RATsIRS,” which was the FECRIS Russian chapter at the time.
FECRIS has lost more than 50% of its listed members, from 49 groups to 19 groups
Introvigne’s magazine informs that FECRIS has a new list of member associations that were “recognized at the General Assembly held in Marseille on March 24, 2023,” which excludes its prior Russian affiliates.
In addition to the Russian organizations FECRIS has lost altogether more than 50% of its listed members, going from 49 groups on December 3rd 2022, down to 19 groups as of March 24th 2023).
The fact that the Russian anti-cult organizations have been legally expelled and their offensive ideology rejected is not mentioned, though. And despite FECRIS’s assertion that associations not on the March 2023 list can no longer claim to be a part of the organization, Novopashin continues to disobey this directive and maintains on his website a claim that his group “represents FECRIS in Russia.”