25 November 2021, 08:51

Website of Chechen opposition movement 1ADAT blocked by court decision

The "Roskomnadzor" (Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media) has restricted access to the website of the 1ADAT movement, which harshly criticizes Chechen authorities. Activists of the movement intend to challenge the court ruling to block its Internet resources.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that in late May, the administrators of the oppositional Chechen YouTube channel 1ADAT received a letter stating that it might be blocked because of mentioning Ichkeria. The channel activists believe that the claims of the "Roskomnadzor" are backed by Chechen authorities' struggle against any dissent.

In Russia, on November 23, the "Roskomnadzor" began blocking the resources of the oppositional 1ADAT movement by the decision of the Zavodskoy District Court of Grozny, says the register of prohibited websites of the "Roskomsvoboda" (a Russian NGO that supports open self-regulatory networks and defends digital rights of Internet users).

The "Roskomnadzor" has already blocked the 1ADAT website, as well as the Telegram channels ACTIVIST_CHAT, IADAT_CHAT, IADAT, the traffic channel on the YouTube video hosting and the "Carthagenon" group in the "VKontakte" social network, the "Kavkaz.Realii"* has reported.

Activists of the 1ADAT movement intend to challenge the court's ruling to block its resources. "We'll try to appeal against this decision. But, as we know, now in Russia all those who are dissent to the ruling regime are being blocked forever," the "Kavkaz.Realii"* quotes an activist of the movement as saying.

* The outlet has been put by the Russian Ministry of Justice on the list of the media-foreign agents.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on November 24, 2021 at 10:08 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: The Caucasian Knot

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