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Lukashenko signs law that would cut off communications in Belarus

Source : 112 Ukraine

Such measures may be taken in the event of a threat to national security
19:27, 24 May 2021

Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko
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President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has signed a law that would cut off communications across the country in the event of a threat to national security. Belta reported this.

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"President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has signed a law amending electrocommunications legislation," the statement said.

The document stipulates that the state may take measures to limit the functioning of electrocommunications networks and electrocommunications facilities included in them to prevent situations that threaten national security.

It is a question of reduction of time, volumes of their use, or change of operating modes. It is also allowed to temporarily suspend the operation of communication networks.

It is reported that the authority to manage the public telecommunications network is given to the operational and analytical center under the President of Belarus.

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It also became known that the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has signed a number of laws amending the laws on mass media and mass events. In particular, it is forbidden to cover uncoordinated protests online in Belarus.

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