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Proceedings over blocking of 426 websites dropped

23.03.2021, 18:00
Photo credit: picture-alliance / chromorange / C.Ohde / DW
Photo credit: picture-alliance / chromorange / C.Ohde / DW

The Holosiivskyi District Prosecutor's Office discharged an attachment of intellectual property rights that users had when using 426 sites, as the prosecutor's office said replying to a request from the Radio Liberty .

"On February 25, 2021, the supervisor of pre-trial proceedings decided to drop the criminal proceedings and discharge an attachment of intellectual property rights that Internet users had when using 426 web resources," the statement said.

On February 4, 2021, the investigating judge of the Holosiivskyi District Court of Kyiv seized the intellectual property rights that arose while using 426 resources.

As IMI reported, The Holosiivskyi District Court of Kyiv has ruled to block access to 426 websites. This decision was made on February 4, according to the website of the National Commission for the State Regulation of Communications and Informatization.

The court held "torestrict intellectual property rights that could arise for the Internet users, when they use web resources (426. - Ed. ) by obliging Internet service providers… to deny access to them," said the report.

The arrest was imposed as part of the criminal proceedings №12020100010005155 of 17 December 2002, which are being investigated for a large scale fraud.

Livejournal (livejournal.com), Vinnytsia media 20 Minutes (20minut.ua), Russian RBC (rbc.ru) and others were among the resources to be suspended.

The full list of banned sites is available here .

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