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The head of the international human rights group “Agora” (representing the interests of Telegram) Pavel Chikov commented on the situation around the entry into force of the Tagansky court’s decision to restrict access to the messenger in Russia. He noted that the consideration of complaints on the blocking case is ahead. Roskomnadzor also provided explanations.
The head of the “Agora” specified that at present access to the messenger is limited “on the basis of a decision on immediate execution adopted by the court of first instance”.
“Listen to the lawyers of Telegram. All complaints are filed on time, appeals will be appointed, court hearings will be held, “Chikov stressed.
According to him, “Tagansky court mows, confuses everyone and, on the whole, creates an agiotage from scratch” – earlier information about the entry of the decision to block Telegram from legal force from May 15, but later the court denied it, linking the error to technical problems on the site .
Roskomnadzor drew attention to the fact that the decision of the first instance court on April 13 “is addressed to immediate execution from the moment of adoption,” therefore access to the messenger may be restricted until the decision comes into force.
“Immediate execution of the court decision does not require the expectation of its entry into legal force. Therefore, from April 16, Roskomnadzor takes a set of measures to restrict access to the Internet resources in Russia, the operation of which provides the company Telegram Messenger Limited Liability Partnership“- said in a statement Roskomnadzor.
The agency added that they did not receive from Telegram “copies of private and appellate complaints.”
The decision to block the messenger from April 13 did not come into force, as Telegram appealed this decision on May 10, the Tagansky court said.
“However, the complaint contained shortcomings and the applicant was given a time limit for their elimination. In the event that the shortcomings are eliminated within the prescribed period, the complaint will be assigned to the Moscow City Court for review. However, it should be emphasized that these procedures do not suspend the immediate execution of the decision of the district court on April 13, 2018, “the status of the case explained in court.