PressTV – Tajikistan blocks BBC website

Posted: July 31, 2012 in Censorship

The move was linked to an armed conflict in the east of the republic that took place on July 24. At least nine Tajik security officers were killed and another 25 others injured in an operation in Tajikistan’s eastern city of Khorog against a mafia-style group believed to be behind the murder of a top Tajik security general, Abdullo Nazarov.

“The decision has been taken by the Governmental Communications Service,” an internet provider company spokesman said.

Tajikistan’s internet users say access to BBC has been blocked since July 29.

On July 23, a day before the controversial conflict, a demonstration that apparently sparked the anger of the country’s authorities was held in Khorog.

via PressTV – Tajikistan blocks BBC website.

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