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  • Another blow to Anonymous: 32 members arrested in Turkey

    The state-run news agency Anadolu in Turkey reports that Turkish police have arrested a total of 32 members of Anonymous group after attacks on goverment websites.

    Accroding to the details revealed by the news agency, Anonymous group brought down country's telecommunications directorate and social security department. The group also hit Turkish parliament website and the prime minister's office.

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    No details were revealed regarding the arressted members, other than they were residing in 12 different cities.

    Anonymous has confirmed and said that the attacks were response to the action that Turkish government planned to introduce an internet filter in the country.

    "The government now wants to impose a new filtering system on the 22nd of August that will make it possible to keep records of all the people's internet activity. Though it remains opaque why and how the system will be put in place, it is clear that the government is taking censorship to the next level," it says in a statement.

    "These acts are inexcusable. Accessing and participating in the free flow of information is a basic human right. Anonymous will not stand by while the Turkish government violates this right. We will bring our support to circumvent censorship and retaliate against organizations imposing censorship."

    Last Friday Spanish police also arrested three members of the group on suspicion of a number of attacks, including attack on Sony.