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Thursday, January 18, 2018

“Open Russia” has blocked, citing the undesirability of British namesake


Roskomnadzor at the request of the Prosecutor General’s office blocked the website “Open Russia” and other resources of movement, from the political to the educational. The reason for this, presumably, was the presence of British namesake movement in the list of undesirable organizations.


“Open Russia”

About blocking became known in the night of Tuesday: the providers one after the other received discharge from Roskomnadzor with an updated list of blocked sites, which, in addition to the “Open Russia”, also includes “Open elections”, “Open University”, “Instead of Putin and Khodorkovsky.ru”.

As they say on the website “Open Russia” (RR), “blocking reason: article 15.3 of the Federal law “About information”: “information containing appeals to mass riots, extremist activities, participation in mass (public) events held with violation of the established order or distribution of information materials of foreign or international non-governmental organizations whose activities are deemed undesirable on the territory of the Russian Federation”.

Recall that the British Otkrytaya Rossiya was made in Russia in the list of undesirable organizations in the spring, before the action OR “Tired,” is devoted to the appeal to Vladimir Putin not to go for the next presidential term. However later the Ministry of justice has repeatedly stressed that the Russian claims to the PR has not.

This, however, did not prevent law enforcement agencies regularly detain its members, citing their part in the unwanted organizations (in particular, was partially derailed the conference PR held in Moscow last weekend, her work was interrupted by the visit of about 40 police officers).

Founder of PR Mikhail Khodorkovsky was considered the cause of current blocking actions of “representatives of the Kremlin of the criminal group,” and the lock is called “malpractice”.

“I call, — he wrote, — the foreign law enforcement agencies that come into contact with representatives of the General Prosecutor of the Russian Federation realize that the name of this Department are members of criminal organizations not directly involved in the corruption cases, not only covers the violation of citizens’ rights, but also violate basic human rights. Including the right to freedom of speech.

I encourage public organizations of democratic countries, worried about the violation of fundamental rights and freedoms of people in Russia, to support our appeal to law enforcement agencies of their countries and of the parliamentary group responsible for international legal cooperation, on the audit relationship with the General Prosecutor of the Russian Federation”.

Materials a variety of resources of the PR, as promised Khodorkovsky will be out in the social networks and his personal domains.

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