29 October 2019

IT platform GitHub blocks Tsunami Democràtic’s repository following a court order sent by the Civil Guard


GitHub, a platform owned by Microsoft, blocks access to Tsunami Democràtic’s software following an email sent by the Civil Guard with a court order attached. In the email, the Civil Guard explains that in an investigation carried out by the National High Court, it has been ‘confirmed’ that Tsunami Democràtic is a ‘criminal organisation promoting the perpetration of terrorist attacks’ and that ‘[the] main objective of Tsunami Democràtic is to coordinate these riots and terrorist acts using any means possible.’ On 13 November, the Pirates de Catalunya group announces that GitHub has reopened access to the repository following a complaint filed by the group against Spain and the European Commission. However, the National High Court continues to block it. GitHub includes the letter on a list of censored websites that have been shut down as a result of requests from other countries, such as China and Russia.

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