13 July 2012, 23:00

Chair of NGO "Mothers of Dagestan for Human Rights" claims blocking of organization's website

At 3:00 p.m., in Dagestan, the website of the human rights organization "Mothers of Dagestan for Human Rights" has been hacked and blocked. This was told to the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent by Svetlana Isaeva, NGO's Chair.

According to Svetlana Isaeva, yet in the morning, the website of the organization operated; however, at about 3:00 p.m., its operation was terminated. "When I planned to post on the website the regular information about kidnapping of a person, it appeared that the website is blocked," she said.

"Today, I has tried to post on my account on the social network Facebook the article from the Dagestani newspaper 'Chernovik' (Draft), entitled 'Deadly Camomile', dedicated to the 34th meeting of the National Antiterrorist Committee (NAC), where General Sergey Chenchik, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Dagestan, makes a loud statement that in the nearest future, 800 MIA's staff members will be transferred to Dagestan from neighbouring Chechnya to complete control and defensive positions. Material was not activated, and then, I discovered that my account in Facebook is generally blocked. Earlier, I faced no similar problems," Svetlana Isaeva said.

According to Svetlana Isaeva, after that, she received the information that Magomed Ibragimov, a resident of the village of Kirovaul, World Champion on Combat Sambo, had been kidnapped in the Kizilyurt District of Dagestan. Svetlana Isaeva tried to place the information on the website of the human rights organization; "however, the website was also blocked."

"I was explained that it was an artificial blocking of the work, caused by a hacker attack. I can imagine, who might benefit from blocking of the information resource of the human rights organization; however, of course, it will be difficult to prove anything," Svetlana Isaeva has emphasized.

The human rights defender does not rule out that the hacker attack on the website of the "Mothers of Dagestan" "may be beneficial to power agents"; however, she did not specify the agency. Besides, Svetlana Isaeva excluded problems with hosting.

Author: Karina Gadzhieva; Source: CK correspondent

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