Pro-Chechen websites targetedDate: September 21, 2004
Source: Computer Crime Research Center
The Internet address Chechenpress.com turned unavailable too. The owners of the site changed the domain name to chechenpress.info. For the last 10 days these servers have been exposed to numerous hacker attacks, however they have been still accessible.
According to Associated Press, the Russian Foreign Ministry summoned Lithuania's ambassador, Rimantas Sidlauskas and requested that Lithuania close the Chechen-oriented Web site.
Unfortunately the days where the Russian government could make such requests and despatch the Lithuanian website owners to the salt mines are long gone and the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry told the Russians to get a court order like everyone else.
The Lithuanians are waiting a ruling from their own Constitutional Court which is looking into an attempt by the Lithuanian State Security Department to suspend activities of the Chechen portal last year.
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