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The social community “Vkontakte” blocked the neighborhood of the human rights challenge “OVD-Info” by resolution of the Lawyer Normal. The challenge itself spoke about this.
The Prosecutor General’s Office accused OVD-Info of disseminating unreliable details about “a particular navy operation being performed by the Russian Armed Forces, its kind, strategies of conducting fight operations,” in addition to about assaults on civilian objects, casualties among the many civilian inhabitants of Ukraine and within the ranks of the Russian military.
The company additionally claims that OVD-Info unfold faux information in regards to the normal mobilization in Russia.
In December 2021, Roskomnadzor blocked the OVD-Info web site. The rationale was articles about “Hizb ut-Tahrir”, “Jehovah’s Witnesses” and actions in assist of Alexei Navalny. The court docket discovered them to justify terrorism and extremism.
After blocking the OVD-Info web site, Roskomnadzor demanded that social networks delete the group’s accounts. In response, OVD-Info revealed a Change.org petition wherein it known as on social networks and immediate messengers “to not be a software of censorship” and to not block the accounts of public organizations.
On July 4, 2021, the Moscow Regional Courtroom overturned the choice of the Lukhovitsky District Courtroom, on the premise of which the OVD-Info web site was blocked, and reprimanded the decide. OVD-Info acknowledged that it could search Roskomnadzor to unblock its web site, however “haven’t any illusions” as a result of Russia “blocked nearly everybody.”
- What number of web sites have been blocked in Russia for the reason that starting of the warfare? The Prosecutor Normal of the Russian Federation solutions