Residents of Tajikistan left without social networks and VPN for a rally

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Residents of Tajikistan was left without access to some social networks. On Wednesday, November 7, said “Akhbor”.

As noted, since the second half of the day November 6 residents of the Republic can not log into YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Odnoklassniki. Also had limited access to instant messengers Viber, WhatsApp and Telegram. Additionally, it isn’t proved and independent news sites “Akhbor” and “Asia-Plus”.

Sources “Fergana” in the edition of “Asia-Plus” indicated that outside access was VPN services to bypass the lock.

Representatives of two Internet providers said “Abdon” that access to Internet resources was limited by the communication Service of Tajikistan, the decision is due to “safety reasons” and associated with the residents of Khorog — the administrative center of the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous oblast (GBAO).

In turn, the representative of the communications Service under the government of Tajikistan, told RBC that the disruption resources are of a technical nature.

Several hundred residents of the town came out to protest on November 6. Citizens demanded to remove from the settlement of additional police posts and divisions to the city part of the police and prosecute security forces opened fire on the night of 5 November, which injured three people.

The acting head of the region Yodgor Faizov came out to the protesters and promised to create a Commission to investigate the causes of the shooting. He stressed that the additional forces of law enforcement bodies will remain in the city until “full restoration of the rule of law”.

Additional traffic police posts were established in the region as part of measures to restore order in GBAO, which in mid-September, demanded the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, reminiscent of the “Fergana”. Then the head of state was indignant that local authorities are unable to cope with the criminal group, which operates in the region.

Access to social networks and news websites the Tajik authorities have also closed in the summer of 2012 — when security forces in Khorog conducted a special operation against local gangs. In the town there were several thousand soldiers whose aim was the neutralization of the murderers of the head of Department of the State Committee of national security of the Republic GBAO’s major-General Abdullo Nazarov. The population of Khorog informed of the impending operation is not set, and the fighting eventually spread to the whole territory of the 30-thousand city. The victims of those events were tens of people.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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