Thursday, January 31, 2008

Local Government Opposition Website Attacked in Russia

Reuters is reporting an alleged attack against an opposition web site in the southern Russian region of Ingushetia. Opposition leaders accuse local political leaders of attacking the website (no details on how, just that it was "hacked") after the website carried information promoting protests against the local government and details of alleged kidnapings and murders.

"The Web site promoted and helped organize a protest on Saturday in which demonstrators armed with petrol bombs clashed with police and burnt a pro-government newspaper office.

On Thursday the Web site was closed, founder Magomed Evloev said, accusing authorities of hacking into the site to try and silence opposition."

Founder says Russian authorities hack critical Web site

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