Russia Blocks Access To Facebook Page Supporting Opposition Leader Aleksey Navalny

December 22, 2014 12:13 AM

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Russia Blocks Access To Facebook Page Supporting Opposition Leader Aleksey Navalny

Russia Sunday blocked access to a Facebook page set up in support of Aleksey Navalny, the anti-corruption blogger convicted of embezzlement. Prosecutors are seeking a 10-year sentence for the blogger, who has been sharply critical of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"Roskomnadzor received a demand from the Office of the General Prosecutor to restrict access to Facebook Internet pages, which contain calls to unauthorized mass events," spokesman Vadim Ampelonsky told the Russian media, adding that the social network just complies with the norms of the Russian law...

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