Facebook Forced to Close a Page of the Opposition in Russia

December 21, 2014 9:38 PM

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Navalny supporters have created a Facebook event page for January 15, when the verdict is expected for Mr. Navalny’s trial, charged with his brother Oleg of embezzling 27 million rubles (458,575 dollars) at the expense of the French company Yves Rocher. The accusations carry a sentence of up to 10 years in prison.

The Russian Federal Service for monitoring communications, information technology (Roskomnadzor) said Sunday that the page had been blocked by order of the Attorney General.

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