Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) intends to block access to the Crimean Human Rights Group website. The notice on the ban of the resource was published on the website of the Crimean Human Rights Group.
The notice says that if human rights defenders do not delete three publications, access to the site will be restricted on the territory of the Russian Federation.
“All three publications contain information telling that the Russian Federation is carrying out an illegal conscription to its army in Crimea, which is a war crime and a violation of international humanitarian law. In these publications we explained why this is a war crime and how Russia carries out recruitment", said Irina Sedova, a representative of the Crimean Human Rights Group.
She emphasized that the Russian Federation paid attention to these publications because of the fact that such military offenses could be prosecuted.
“Because responsibility for these war crimes, if the International Tribunal is to consider them, lies with all those starting with Putin and ending with the top of the command of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, the General Staff, as they give orders to begin and conduct all the draft campaigns in the occupied Crimea,” human rights activist said.
Sedova further noted that the Human Rights Group will not remove the publication from the website because it considers the decision of Roskomnadzor illegitimate.
“Roskomnadzor does not have the right to dictate their conditions to the inhabitants of Ukraine in the occupied Crimea,” she said.
Earlier, Tagansky district court of Moscow ruled to satisfy suit of Roskomnadzor and block Telegram messenger which caused indignation among the citizens of Russia, who reacted with numerous protests.
Source: Hromadske Radio