Belarus. Jun 27, 2010 22:22:28 GMT -5
Post by Alek on Jun 27, 2010 22:22:28 GMT -5
Braslav Lakes 06-24-2010, 01:25 PM Location: Minsk, Belarus
You to show passport to use Internet in Belarus
Starting from 1 July 2010 everyone have to provide a passport or any form of ID at the post office or an Internet cafe to use Internet. The same applies to the foreign citizens.
This is according to the President of Belarus Decree #60.
I can get arrested for what I have been posting here, so I am not going to be able to participate in discussion any longer.
This is Moscow-sponsored neo-Bolshevik regime in action.
It was a pleasure to communicate with all of you and read your posts. Good luck to all of you.
Decree No 60 of 1 February 2010 On the Measures to Improve the Use of the National Segment of the Internet NetworkOn 1 February the President of the Republic of Belarus signed Decree No 60 "On the Measures to Improve the Use of the National Segment of the Internet Network."
The purpose of this document is to protect the rights of Belarusian citizens, the society and the state in the field of information, to improve the quality of Internet services and make them cheaper, and to encourage further growth of the national segment of the Internet network.
Criminal responsibility for violating decree on Internet
A draft law providing for administrative and criminal responsibility for violation of Decree #60 is being worked out.
The Ministry of Communication and Informatization released a detailed explanation of provisions of Decree #60 “On Measures to Improve the Use of the National Segment of the Internet” and regulation #644 of the Council of Ministers on registration of Belarusian Internet resources. Resources owners were most interested in responsibility for failure to observe the decree’s provisions and the Council of Minister’s regulation. The Ministry of Communication preferred not to hide that a draft law providing for clear information about everyone’s responsibility is being worked out. The draft stipulates both administrative and criminal responsibility. The Ministry also gave other explanations of Decree #60 and regulation #644 of the Council of Ministers, “Yezhednevnik” reports.
As the Ministry of Communication said, by July 1, 2010, Internet service providers are obliged ensure state registration of information networks, systems and resources, including own information networks and those of their clients. From July 1, 2010, only legal persons and individual entrepreneurs registered in the order established by law will have the right to sell goods, carry out activities and render services in Belarus via information networks, systems and resources connected to the Internet.
Braslav Lakes 06-25-2010, 06:43 AM Location: Minsk, Belarus
Belarus is actually more like Europe's North Korea. I have few days left...
Braslav Lakes 06-25-2010, 07:03 AM Location: Minsk, Belarus
They DO monitor our Internet activity. They read our letters and see what sites you visit.
As for me, well... I CAN be arrested for what I've been posting here, for my critisim of our regime.
Many people are afraid even to visit sites such as this one, they don't visit the sites of opposition. You can be fired from your job because of that.
I used to post from Beltelecom offices and Internet cafes, but yesterday they posted a warning message on every screen which said that starting from 1 July EVERYONE, including foreign citizens, have to show their passports to use Internet. They going to write down your personal data and put it in a file.
It's crazy what's going on here.