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Telegram deleted a file with personal data of protesters detained in Moscow

The file contained addresses, phone numbers and passport information of citizens.

The Telegram administration deleted the personal data file of people detained during the protests in Moscow on July 27 and August 3. This was reported by the lawyer of the human rights group “Agora” Pavel Chikov. The authors of the anonymous Telegram channel “Comrade Major” confirmed that the messenger management did this.

The union of journalists appealed to law enforcement agencies with a demand to prosecute the authors of the channel “Comrade Major”, who published the personal data of journalists. In their opinion, such actions violate the laws of the Russian Federation and threaten the safety of journalists.

On the evening of August 9, the authors of the anonymous Telegram channel “Comrade Major” published a file containing personal information of more than three thousand people. It contained the addresses, phone numbers and passport details of journalists, independent candidates for elections to the Moscow City Duma and other detainees during protests. The authors of the channel called the file “the base of supporters of Alexei Navalny.”

“Medusa” noted that the information about the document by the creator means “GU of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in Moscow.” Unregistered candidate for elections to the Moscow City Duma Dmitry Gudkov also suggested that the Interior Ministry became the source of the leak.

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