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Russia’s censorship agency blocks Alexey Navalny’s website
Russia’s federal censorship agency (Roskomnadzor) has blocked opposition politician Alexey Navalny’s official website, navalny.com, Team Navalny reported on Telegram on Monday, July 26. While some users can still access the site from Russia, others cannot.
Team Navalny also shared a screenshot of the blocked site: the error message states that the site was blocked because “this resource contains information, the distribution of which is prohibited in the Russian Federation.”
According to Roskomnadzor’s service for verifying restrictions on access to websites, navalny.com was blocked at the request of the Russian Attorney General’s Office. The reasoning behind this decision remains unknown, Navalny’s chief of staff Leonid Volkov told MBX Media.
Team Navalny noted that Roskomnadzor has already blocked 47 websites linked to the jailed opposition politician.
Among the most recent publications on Navalny’s website was an investigation into the family wealth of State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin.
On June 9, the Moscow City Court blacklisted Alexey Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation, Citizens’ Rights Protection Foundation, and national network of campaign offices as “extremist organizations,” ordering an immediate halt to their activities.
On July 23, the Telegram channel Sota reported that another organization linked to Navalny had been added to Russia’s list of “foreign agents” — the Citizens’ Rights Protection Foundation “Shtab,” which was established by Liliya Chanysheva, Team Navalny’s former coordinator in Ufa.
On February 2, a Moscow court incarcerated Alexey Navalny under a reinstated sentence for allegedly violating probation. He is currently serving 2.5 years in prison.
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