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IMI website blocked in Russia

04.01.2021, 13:26

At the request of the Prosecutor General's Office, the Federal Service for Supervision of Mass Communications (Roskomnadzor) restricted access to the website of the Institute of Mass Information in Russia due to news that allegedly contained "calls for mass riots, extremist activities."

The relevant notification was received by IMI.

This concerned the news from August 18, 2016 “Interview of Hromadske TV with a representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir blocked in Russia”. 

Restrictions on access to the IMI website by Roskomnadzor justified by the fact that the information posted on the website was disseminated in violation of the Russian law “On Information, Information Technologies and Information Protection”.

“... Information disseminated in violation of the law, namely, information calling for extremist activities: namely the information and propaganda support of the activities of the Islamic Liberation Party (Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami), recognized as a terrorist decision of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation dated 14.02.2003, ”the statement of Roskomnadzor read.

“The information posted on the information resource contains calls for mass riots, extremist activities, participation in mass (public) events held in violation of the established procedure, unreliable socially significant information disseminated under the guise of credible messages, ”the statement reads.

The IMI site is to be blocked until the above news is deleted.

It will be recalled that Hizb ut-Tahrir has been declared a terrorist party in Russia and its activities have been banned.

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