3 Jul 2019 11:32

Putin orders agencies to analyze practice of opening cases based on insults on Internet

MOSCOW. July 3 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the Prosecutor General's Office, the Interior Ministry and Roskomnadzor to analyze the law enforcement practice of opening cases based on insults on the Internet.

"Analyze in cooperation with the Russian Interior Ministry and Roskomnadzor the law enforcement practice for opening cases based on administrative violations enshrined by Parts 3-5 of Article 20.1 of the Russian Code of Administrative Violations, the use of the procedures for restricting user access to information envisaged by Article 151-1 of the federal law on information, information technologies and information protection of July 27, 2006," according to the list of presidential orders issued following the Q&A session, which is available on the Kremlin website.

Putin also ordered that measures be taken to prevent ungrounded administrative liability or user access restriction to information resources if need be.