Bill on blocking of undesirable organizations websites passed in first reading
327 deputies voted for the document.
The State Duma approved a bill upon which websites of organizations recognized as undesirable in Russia would be blocked in the first reading. 327 deputies voted for the document, none opposed, three abstained. The meeting is broadcasted on the Duma's website.
The bill on the blocking of websites of undesirable organizations was submitted to the State Duma on September 29, 2017. The authors of the document said that now a court decision is required for the blocking of such sites, in connection with which it is necessary to simplify the procedure.
Since 2015, the Ministry of Justice of Russia has included 11 foreign organizations in its register; they are considered undesirable. Cooperation with such organizations has administrative and criminal liability as consequences.
The draft law passed in the first reading is written in such a way that, in addition to the sites of undesirable organizations, that it is possible to block any instructions on blocking bypass.
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