CATEL COMMUNICATION SERVICE ACCUSED OF DELIBERATELY CUTTING SERVICES

April 7th, 2011
The CATEL telephone service, used by the Institute for Reporters` Freedom and Safety (IRFS) was non-operational between March 31 and April 2, and the mobile telephone service of remains down.

Today CATEL operator Fonex Company told IRFS that the problem was due to a technical hitch, which affected all CATEL users.
CATEL subscribers are claiming that the service shut down on April 2 was related to the opposition protests that day, and they have deemed this a restriction of freedom of information.