12 Dec, 2017

“Open Russia” is blocked

The site of the Russian movement “Open Russia”, founded by the ex-head of YUKOS Mikhail Khodorkovsky, is blocked on the territory of the Russian Federation as violating the law on undesirable organizations, the press service of the movement said on Tuesday, December 12.

“The site of” Open Russia “began to block on the territory of Russia.The page does not open through most providers,” the press service of the organization told Interfax.

The Register of the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technologies and Mass Communications (Roskomnadzor) notes that access to the site is limited based on the decision of the Prosecutor General’s Office 27-31-2017 / ID6629-17 dated December 11.

In “Open Russia” they noted that the reason for the blockade was Article 15.3 of the Federal Law “On Information”:

“Information containing calls for riots, carrying out extremist activities, participating in mass (public) events conducted in violation of established procedures, or disseminating information materials a foreign or international non-governmental organization whose activities are deemed undesirable on the territory of the Russian Federation.

The press service stressed that the Russian movement “Open Russia” has nothing to do with the British organization “Open Russia”, whose activities were previously recognized as undesirable on the territory of the Russian Federation.

“In addition, blocked sites of the movement” Open Russia “(or.team),” Open elections “and” Open University “(ov.openrussia.org, https://openuni.io), as well as khodorkovsky.ru. blocking is also specified in Article 15.3 of the Federal Law “On Information”, “the press service noted.

Also blocked sites “Instead of Putin” and “Open Law”, told RBC press secretary of the movement Maria Galitskaya.

In April 2017, the registered in the UK organization Khodorkovsky Otkrytaya Rossia was deemed undesirable. The Prosecutor General’s Office believes that the movement was engaged in destabilizing the situation inside the country.

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