Radikal number 153
Radikal number 154
Radikal number 155
On 11th of april 1997 one of the biggest german ISP's, the DFN (university-network in Germany), started a ip-filtering blockade against www.xs4all.nl because the page you are looking at. It only lasted a few days. Many protest letters were send, mirrors arised around the world and the complete issue of radikal 154 was posted in de.soc.zensur (and because of that mirrored at dejanews). It was not the first time this site was blocked. Last year september members of the german ICTF (Internet Content Task Force) also blocked www.xs4all.nl for about a month. See the press releases and statements Felipe Rodriques (chairman of XS4ALL Internet) geatered about the German's censoring XS4ALL.
But only blocking this site was not enough. After the first censorship-attemp the Prosecutor at the court of Berlin has indicted Angela Marquardt, vice president of the socialist party PDS, for providing a hypertext link to "radikal no. 154". We compiled a page with recent news about a house-raid at angela's place (3-4-97). See http://www.yi.com/home/MarquardtAngela/pe030197.htm and trend : Onlinezeitung für alltägliche wut for more info.
Bad boys behind these censorship-attemps are the BKA/BAW (Federal Criminal Investigation Departement). They told the German ISP's that they "possibly make yourself subject to criminal prosecution for aiding and abetting criminal activities if you continue to allow these pages to be called up via your access points and network crosspoints".
The German Secret Service wrote a special paragraph in their interim year-rapport 1996 because the existence of this site.
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