The Pechersk District Court obliged the PROVIDERS to block 19 UKRAINIAN news sites
Human rights activists criticize this decision.
The Pechersk District Court of Kyiv obliged Internet providers to block access to 19 Ukrainian news sites.
It is reported by the National Commission, which carries out state regulation in the field of communication and information.
Among these sites are blogs.korrespondent.net, Enigma, informator.news and others. The resolution says that the court imposes “an arrest on intellectual property rights that arise among Internet users when using web resources.”
The website of the Kiev Court of Appeal notes that one of the providers, Kyivstar, filed an appeal against this decision.
The public organization “Laboratory of Digital Security” calls the decision to block sites contrary to current legislation. Lawyers of the organization claim that “such judicial practice opens up opportunities for very serious abuses and violations of freedom of speech and freedom of the media.”
Recall, on May 16, 2017, the Russian social networks VKontakte and Odnoklassniki were included in the list of legal entities in respect of which Ukraine imposed sanctions.
The President of Ukraine approved the decision of the National Security and Defense Council to expand the list of individuals and legal entities against whom sanctions have been imposed. In general, restrictive measures concern 468 companies. The decree explains that the ban affects Internet providers for “providing access services for Internet users to service resources”.
The current president, Petro Poroshenko, noted that the sanctions that were imposed against Russia could be revised after the complete withdrawal of Russian troops from the territory of Ukraine.
Information taken from: https://tsn.ua/ukrayina/pecherskiy-raysud-zobov-yazav-provayderiv-zablokuvati-19-ukrayinskih-novinnih-saytiv-1387740.html