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Archive for January 16th, 2010

Belarus: New Law About Police To Monitor Browsing Of Websites

Posted by Info on 16/01/2010

New the Operating and Analytical (OAC) centre has right to control online correspondence of Belarusians and monitor which websites they browse. as on 4 January president Alyaksandr Lukashenka signed the law On amending some laws of Belarus to clamp down on criminal activity”.

The Centre has a right among other things to control online correspondence of Belarusians and monitor browsing of websites by Belarusian internet users.
Recently the OAC prepared the draft decree to authorize the structure to allocate the international channel of access to in Internet and exercise control over the entire Belarusian segment of the Web.
The scandalous document includes blocking of websites on the decision of governmental agencies, identification of Internet users, state registration of online media, as well as bringing to responsibility those who distribute information on the web.

“Reporters without Borders”
has made a statement of protest expressing concern over the plans of the Belarusian government to tighten control over the Internet.

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In North Caucasus over 230 Interior Ministry deaths in 2009

Posted by Info on 16/01/2010

Deputy Interior Minister Arkady Yedelev said that 235 Interior Ministry employees had died and that 686 were injured, as recorded terrorist acts rose sharply in the North Caucasus.

Interior Ministry figures state that there were “544 crimes of a terrorist nature – of these, 437 were carried out in the Chechen Republic, 44 in Dagestan, and 41 in Ingushetia.”

Medvedev also said that militants in the North Caucasus should be “eliminated, and this must be done systematically.”

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