Russia blocks access to prominent rights monitor’s website

OVD-Info, which tracks opposition protests and provides legal support to victims of political persecution, says its website has been blocked by Russian authorities. – EPA pic, December 25, 2021.

RUSSIA has blocked the website of OVD-Info, a prominent human rights monitor tracking political persecution, the group said today, as authorities press ahead with a crackdown on dissent.

Russia’s Supreme Court is considering whether to shut top rights group Memorial, which works with the monitor.

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