Belarus Is About To Begin Issuing Fines For Citizens Who Visit Foreign Websites

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The Belorussian government is set to pass a law at the end of this week which will prohibit its citizens from visiting websites and online services that aren’t registered in Belarus.According to Deutsche Presse-Agentur the ban on foreign websites is a response to anti-government protests that were organised online. It’s thought that as of this Friday the law will come into effect. Citizens could face a fine of up to $130 if they visit foreign web addresses.

Additionally, according to Forbes, there could be implications for foreign websites as well. The publication reports that foreign websites could face legal consequences if they are accessed by Belorussians since such an action would consist of a violation of the country’s national law.

Indeed, it is possible that several popular websites may deny Belorussians access to their sites, putting the nation in Internet isolation. Just what you need when your leader, the “last dictator in Europe”, has already banned silence and arrested people for breathing.

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