In the state Duma introduced a draft on extrajudicial blocking of websites of banned organizations

© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase in photobacteria at the plenary session of the State Duma of the Russian Federation. 29 September 2017In the state Duma introduced a draft on extrajudicial blocking of websites of banned organizations© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase the image Bank

A group of deputies in the Duma introduced a bill providing for extrajudicial blocking of sites is prohibited in Russia organizations, follows from the document database of the lower house of Parliament.

The authors of the bill were made by deputies Yuri Svitkin («United Russia»), Alexander Yushchenko (CPRF), Oleg Nikolaev («Fair Russia»). The relevant amendments are proposed to the law «On information, information technologies and protection of information».

«The bill proposes to provide for the possibility of extra-judicial restrictions of access to information resources is prohibited in Russia organizations that will allow for a timely block that they disseminate information materials,» — said in the explanatory note to the bill.

For these purposes, the proposed article of the law «On information, information technologies and about information protection», establishes the possibility of immediate blocking of the information resource by Roskomnadzor at the request of the General Prosecutor’s office, complemented by the cases of detection of on the Internet materials published and distributed by foreign or international non-governmental organization whose activities are deemed undesirable on the territory of the Russian Federation.

In the explanatory note to the bill States that the legislation of the Russian Federation is the norm about the possibility of recognition by decision of the Prosecutor General activities of foreign or international non-governmental organizations that threaten the foundations of the constitutional system of the Russian Federation, the country’s defense or security of the state, unwanted in Russia.

«Such recognition entails a prohibition on distribution of information materials published and disseminated by the organization, including through the media and using information and telecommunications network «Internet», — the authors of the bill.

Currently unwanted in the territory of the Russian Federation recognized the activities of 11 foreign and international non-governmental organizations.

«However, none of the sites used by these organizations is not locked. However, such resources are used for the preparation and distribution of materials aimed at discrediting domestic and foreign policy of Russia…. This situation due to the complexity of the existing procedures for blocking Internet resources, used foreign and international non-governmental organizations whose activities are deemed undesirable on the territory of the Russian Federation», — stated in the explanatory Memorandum.

 

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