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Russia: Anti-Religious Online Group Closed

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Freedom of Speech, Law, Religion, Technology, RuNet Echo

“Antireligion” group in the social network “Vkontakte“, with more than 8000 members, had been closed and its content deleted, ru_antireligion reports [1] [RUS]. Prosecutor's office, that was checking the group for extremism [2] [RUS], recognized photos of t-shirts with slogans “Orthodoxy or Death [3]” [EN] as “extremist” and obliged administration of “Vkontakte” to close the group.