Roskomnadzor restricted access to the Human Rights Watch website

Roskomnadzor restricted access to the website of the human rights organization Human Rights Watch Access is restricted to a single page, but the entire Human Rights Watch website is not open. A number of Ukrainian media and the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine were also blocked

Roskomnadzor restricted access to the website of the human rights organization Human Rights Watch, follows from the data of the department's service for checking access restrictions to sites or individual pages.

Access is restricted at the request of the Prosecutor General's Office on April 12. As a basis, Art. 15.3 of the Law “On Information, Information Technologies and Information Protection”. It regulates the procedure for restricting access to sites that contain “inaccurate socially significant information distributed under the guise of reliable messages.”

As follows from the data of Roskomnadzor, access is limited to a separate page, but the entire site does not open, the correspondent of RBC was convinced. According to Roskomsvoboda, the blocking is related to an article about problems with the evacuation of civilians and the actions of the Russian army during a special operation. Since the blocking is carried out via HTTPS, the entire site is unavailable for many Russian operators at once, they explained in it.

According to Roskomsvoboda, Roskomnadzor also blocked more than 20 websites, most of them— Ukrainian media. These are “Apostrophe”, “Hromadske Radio”, “Dnepr Operative”, MigNews, “” other. The website of the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine is also blocked in Russia.

Human Rights Watch— non-governmental organization headquartered in the United States that monitors, investigates and documents human rights violations in more than 70 countries.

On April 8, the Russian Ministry of Justice canceled the registration of the Human Rights Watch office in Russia, along with 14 other offices of foreign NGOs, including the American Carnegie Endowment and the human rights organization Amnesty International. The department accused them of violating Russian laws.

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