Chechen Separatist Website Closed

The Swedish police have shut down a Chechen separatist website, following Russian complaints that it encouraged terrorism.

The Kavkaz Center site was closed down Friday after police with a search warrant confiscated two servers from a web hosting company in Stockholm. The site has often posted statements by rebels claiming responsibility for attacks in Russia. In a statement, the editors of the Kavkaz Center criticised the move as “scandalous and stunning”.

The site, which has previously been shut down by authorities in Finland and Lithuania, is reported still available from a different web address from servers in Lithuania.

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