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ECHR upheld Telegram’s appeal on Russia’s FSB fine
12:03, 14 May 2018

ECHR upheld Telegram’s appeal on Russia’s FSB fine

ECHR is informed on one more court decision within which Telegram was blocked and offered to file a separate appeal on it

12:03, 14 May 2018

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The European Court for Human Rights has registered the appeal of Telegram on the fine in the sum of $13, 000 imposed at the messenger by the FSB for the refusal to provide the encryption keys. Pavel Chikov, the advocate of the international human rights group ‘Agor’ reported this on Telegram on May 13.

Legal analyst of Agor Damir Gainutdinov reported that the ECHR is informed on one more court decision within which Telegram was blocked and offered to file a separate appeal on it.

Related: Telegram restores working after massive breakdown

According to the human rights activists, it shows the readiness of the ECHR to consider the case as the biggest part of the complaints to the court is rejected during the registration.

As we reported Roskomnadzor blocked the number of Google IP-addresses. This is reported by experts in the field of cybersecurity, and the consequences of these actions are proved by users in social networks.

Related: Durov warned about disruptions in Telegram operation in Europe

On April 6, Roskomnadzor filed the lawsuit on the blocking of Telegram in Russia. Earlier, the ultimatum put forward by Roskomnadzor to Telegram ended. Roskomnadzor threatened with the trial if Telegram would not pass the encryption keys to the FSB.

On April 13, the court in Moscow ruled to satisfy the lawsuit of Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media or Roskomnadzor and block Telegram in the territory of Russia.

Related: Russian Internet Ombudsman acknowledges it is impossible to block Telegram

As we reported the Russian mobile phone operators has started to block Telegram on April 17.

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