Russia parliament approves Internet restricting bills

[JURIST] Russia’s upper house of parliament on Tuesday approved a set of bills that apply new restrictions on the Internet and blogging, a move widely criticized by both pro-democracy activists and Russia’s technology sector alike. Critics of the draft laws affecting the Internet, which are expected to be signed by President Vladimir Putin [official website; JURIST news archive] soon and enforced in August, have expressed fear [Reuters report] that the legislation is an attempt by Putin to silence opponents on…

Source: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2014/04/russia-parliament-approves-internet-restricting-bills.php

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