TOP LEGAL EVENTS OF THE LAST WEEK
Limitations of freedom of speech and restrictions on access to information in the Russian Federation are reaching the proportions comparable to those in fascist Germany. The authorities seek to control all aspects of the information space: from internet resources to the media. Bans and blockades of resources that provide an independent point of view are becoming increasingly common. The Kremlin aims to lower the "iron curtain" so to ultimately control the population's mindset.
Roskomnadzor will be granted the right to block websites with instructions on bypassing restrictions. The Ministry of Digital Development of Russia has proposed to allow Roskomnadzor to restrict website access with instructions on bypassing restrictions. The proposed government resolution has been published on the portal of legal acts. Its discussion will continue until September 15th.
The International Transport Workers Federation has been declared "undesirable" in Russia. The Prosecutor General's Office has deemed the activities of the International Transport Workers Federation "undesirable" in Russia. The leaders of this organization, citizens of the United Kingdom and Australia, have made sharp anti-Russian statements since Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine and openly condemn its conduct.
The EU Court rejected the claims of Russian people in business who challenged the sanctions. The court in Luxembourg dismissed the claims of four Russian entrepreneurs who contested the EU sanctions imposed due to the Russian military operation in Ukraine.
The Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation simulates "voting" in the occupied territories. The Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation does not hide that "residents of other regions working there on infrastructure restoration" vote at polling stations formed on the territory of the four new subjects. Kremlin needs this elections simulation to give the appearance of legitimacy to the occupying authority.