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FSB Blocks Website

posted 23 Feb 2012, 10:51 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 23 Feb 2012, 10:51 ]
22 February 2012


The FSB’s Information Centre issued a formal request that domain registrar REG.RU terminate assignment of the domain name, owned by Dmitry Karuev, a civic activist and member of The Other Russia.

Dmitry Karuev himself informed Agora Human Rights Association of the steps taken by the FSB. At present there is no access to the website. A manager from REG.RU, who gave her name as Veronika, told Agora that they received the request from the FSB Information Centre on 20 February 2012, and the same day access to the site was immediately blocked: “We acted at the request of the security services.” [Read more]