ECHR registers complaint related to blocking of Telegram in Russia

ECHR registers complaint related to blocking of Telegram in Russia

Roskomnadzor restricted access to 80 VPNs and proxy services specifically created to access Telegram.

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has registered a complaint about the blocking of Telegram messenger in Russia, said Pavel Chikov, the head of the international human rights organization Agora. The case file appeared on the ECHR database, he wrote in his Telegram-channel.

Last week, it transpired that the ECHR had registered a complaint on a fine of 800 thousand rubles (~13.000 USD).

It is to be recalled that on April 13 Tagansky District Court granted Roskomnadzor's request to block Telegram because of its refusal to provide the FSB with encryption keys for users' correspondence.

Since April 16, the supervisory agency is trying to block the messenger, but many users continue to use it, including through proxy servers and VPN. Roskomnadzor restricted access to 80 VPNs and proxy services specifically created to access Telegram.

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