OVD-Info community blocked on VKontakte

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At the request of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Russia, the community of the OVD-Info project (recognized as an NPO-foreign agent) in VKontakte was blocked. As Kommersant was convinced, when you try to go to the community page, a notification appears about blocking the resource in Russia at the request of the Prosecutor General’s Office dated July 1, 2022.

“Tomorrow, August 12, there should be a meeting on the abolition of preliminary protection measures – the blocking of our resources. Representatives of OVD-Info will be allowed to attend the meeting for the first time in seven months of litigation, ”the project’s Telegram channel commented on what happened.

It is clarified that the reason for the blocking was “informational materials containing unreliable socially significant information about the special military operation being carried out by the RF Armed Forces.” In 2021, the court ruled to restrict access to the OVD-Info website, and also sent demands to social networks to delete the project’s accounts. The reason for blocking the resources then was a court ruling that the human rights project promotes terrorism and extremism.

Andrey Sapozhnikov

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