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Rights Defenders Accuse Police Department ‘K’ of Sabotaging Investigation of Cyber-Attacks on Opposition Websites

posted 29 Dec 2011, 07:24 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 29 Dec 2011, 07:26 ]
26 December 2011 


Human rights defenders have demanded that the General Prosecutor’s Office analyse investigative practice in relation to crimes involving computer technology and draw up methodological recommendations on the conduct of such investigations. 

At issue are cases linked to attempts to limit the freedom of expression and mass media (blocking sites), and violations of the privacy of correspondence. On 26 December Agora Human Rights Association sent a statement on this issue to Prosecutor General Yury Chaika. The civic activists also asked Yury Chaika to instruct lower level prosecutors to oversee the conduct of investigations into such cases more effectively and to take disciplinary measures against law enforcement personnel who committed violations of the rights of individuals and organizations, a correspondent for reports. [Read more]