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Crimea blocks access to "Istorychna pravda"

24.01.2017, 13:26

Editors office of "Istorychna pravda" (historical truth) informs about restricted access to a site on the territory of Crimea occupied by Russia. This is stated in the appeal to human rights organizations, released on January 24.

"Recently, editors office of "Istorychna pravda" (historical truth) received numerous confirmations that access to our site is limited on the territory of Crimea occupied by Russia. In most cases, computer monitors show error "403 (Forbidden!)" while users are trying to visit the site," - statement says.

Editors office notes that restricted access to the website is a consequence of private censorship rather than a decision made by Roskomnadzor. Crimean providers simulate error inaccessibility of the site.
Edotrs office, also emphasize on not receiving any messages, warnings or requests from the occupation authorities.

"Users of our site repeatedly informed us that problems, with an access to the site, began last summer 2016. We are aware that the "Istorychna pravda" (historical truth)" is not convenient resource for supporters of the dictatorship, for those who believe that "the collapse of the Soviet Union - is the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the twentieth century", who justify the crimes of totalitarianism by saying that "Stalin - is an effective manager." This silent ban of the website is just another proof that censorship is growing in the Crimea. Any position that contravine the position of official propaganda falls under the ban,"- statement says.

Editors office consider the following actions as restriction on freedom of speech and the right of free access to information: "They are illegal and unacceptable."
"We publicly appeal to national and international human rights organizations to influence government agencies for removal of all prohibitions and restrictions to access our site on the territory of Crimea occupied by Russia", - statement says.

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