FOSS activist arrested for tor exit node in Russia

Accused of incitations to “terrorism” made via his Tor exit-node, Dmitry Bogatov was arrested on the 6th of April. Dmitry became part of a large penal case that was initiated by Russia’s Investigation Committee on “incitations to mass riots” during the protest action that took place on the 2nd of April in Moscow. According to the Investigation Committee, Bogatov was publishing messages on the forum […]

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Three Pirates Speak On the Dutch Referendum

Three Pirates Speak On the Dutch Referendum

This is a guest post from Rico Brouwer, Pirate Party Netherlands   On April 6th 2016 there will be a Dutch referendum on the association agreement between the EU and Ukraine. Me and a few Dutch Pirates created an English (and Dutch) website called dutchvote.eu about everything related to this referendum. The website gives campaign information without being biased toward a particular vote. The Pirate Party Netherlands took […]

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A Wind of Change at the PPI GA in Warsaw

A Wind of Change at the PPI GA in Warsaw

The General Assembly for PPI took place 4-5 July 2015  in Warsaw, Poland. The organization of the GA already had some problems  before it started. First announced to be in Warsaw, then changed to Lodz and finally back to Warsaw again. The meeting was chaired by Jens Stomber (PPDE) with assistance from Alex Kohler (PPDE), tabulator was Mikuláš Peksa (PPCZ) and minute keeper Gregory Engels (PPDE) […]

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Pirate Party of Russia Files a 7 Million Euro Lawsuit

Pirate Party of Russia Files a 7 Million Euro Lawsuit

Members of the Pirate Party of Russia have filed a lawsuit with the European Court of Human Rights. They have challenged the decision by the Ministry of Justice, who refused to register the party because of its name. PPRU are asking the court to reverse the decision taken by the Ministry of Justice. They are also asking for a compensation of 10,000 Euro for each […]

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PPRU Member Missing After Arrest at Ukrainian Border

PPRU Member Missing After Arrest at Ukrainian Border

In their latest press release, the Pirate Party of Russia reported one of their members, Pavel Paramonov, missing after being arrested. Pavel tried to cross the Ukrainian border in the far east of the Ukraine on 31 May 2014. Since then he has not been heard from. While attempting to cross the Ukrainian border Pavel was traveling on his own business and not in the […]

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Russian Pirates Battle Piracy Laws

Russian Pirates Battle Piracy Laws

In Russia “anti-piracy” laws are being introduced on 1 August 2013. These laws are direct attack on internet freedom, according to the Russian Pirate Party and they are organizing a series of actions together with allied activists with four main tactics.

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The Pirate Party of Russia Refused Registration Again

The Pirate Party of Russia Refused Registration Again

The Russian Ministry of Justice had refused to register PPRU again. Because “using in the name the word “pirate” that allegedly does not conform to the party’s goals and objectives “. The Russian Pirates see this decision as being politically motivated and a delaying tactic as the legal justification is riddled with errors and inconsistencies.

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Pirate Party Russia hosts upcoming PPI Assembly

Pirate Party Russia hosts upcoming PPI Assembly

The upcoming General Assembly of Pirate Party International (PPI) will be held in Kazan, Russia. So decided the PPI board on January 8 2013. The conference will be held in a weekend in April and will be the first one held outside of the European Union.

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A New Internet Blacklist in Russia

A New Internet Blacklist in Russia

The Violentacrez affair made it all too visible how much horrible and filthy content there is freely available over the internet. There is no question that we need to protect our children from exposure to that trash, but does that mean that we should accept just about any means to stop it?

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Plastic Pirates Putin to Prison

Plastic Pirates Putin to Prison

One more attempt was made to get hold of the cat. The lasso was thrown, it caught on one of the candles, the chandelier fell down. (Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita) We heard that after failing to arrest the cat the Russian police turned to Margarita and some four plastic pirates. Reason – unlawful assembly. On September 14th, 2012, Margarita Bashilova from Kaliningrad, Russia, wanted to […]

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