Court rejected claim of Facebook ban in Russia

Court rejected claim of Facebook ban in Russia

The St. Petersburg City Court dismissed the lawsuit to ban the social network Facebook in Russia, the press service of the court reported.

Earlier it was reported that the author of the lawsuit is activist Timur Bulatov.

As the press service clarified, the lawsuit was rejected, because its motivation part does not meet the requirements of both the Code of Civil Procedure and the Code of Administrative Justice and does not contain any reference to the rules of procedure providing the applicant with the right to appeal in the court to protect violated rights and freedoms, especially the right of action in respect of an unknown number of persons.

In addition, in the document it is not defined the subject of requirements, in what order to carry out any legal proceedings; there is no opportunity to consider the procedural question of the possible jurisdiction of the dispute.

On the decision it may be filed a private complaint in the Court of Appeal of the St. Petersburg City Court within 15 days.

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