The Prosecutor General’s Office recognized the activities of Bellingcat and Insider as undesirable

The Prosecutor General's Office saw in their activities “a threat to the foundations of the constitutional order and security” of Russia. Earlier, Insider and the investigative organization Bellingcat were recognized as foreign agents, the latter's website was blocked

The Prosecutor General's Office recognized the activities of The Insider and Bellingcat in Russia as undesirable (both recognized by the Ministry of Justice as foreign media agents), the department reports.

” A decision was made to recognize the activities of foreign non-governmental organizations Bellingcat Ltd (Great Britain), Stichting Bellingcat (Netherlands), The Insider (Latvia), «Institute for Legal Initiative of Central and Eastern Europe» (CEELI Institute) (Czech Republic)»,— the message says.

As the Prosecutor General's Office notes, “their activities pose a threat to the foundations of the constitutional order and the security of the Russian Federation.” The agency sent information about its decision to the Ministry of Justice, so that it would enter them into the appropriate register.

The Insider was added to the list of foreign agents in July last year, the investigative organization Bellingcat— in October.

In the autumn, Roskomnadzor drew up an administrative protocol on The Insider, since the publication did not place a mark on the website about inclusion in the register of foreign agents. The agency threatened The Insider with blocking. The court eventually fined the publication 1 million rubles.

At the end of February, Insider reported that his site was not opening “due to blocking”. In mid-March, at the request of the Prosecutor General's Office, Roskomnadzor blocked the Bellingcat website.

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