Court to check legality of fine for Тelegram for refusing to cooperate with FSB
In a month, the Meshchansky Court of Moscow will check the legality of the decision to impose an administrative fine of 800 thousand rubles ($13.5 thousand) on Тelegram for the refusal to cooperate with the FSB.
This is reported by Court Spokesperson Yuliya Bocharova.
"Consideration of the complaint against the decision of Justice of Peace Yuliya Danilchik in the case of an administrative offense is to be held on December 12 at 14:00 Moscow time," she said.
October 16, the justice of peace of the judicial district No. 383 of the Meshchansky District of Moscow fined Telegram Messenger LLP (London) 800 thousand rubles for refusing to comply with the FSB request to provide information for decoding user messages.
According to the administrative case file read out in court, July 12 this year, the FSB sent a request to the London office of Telegram about the need to provide information on six phone numbers by July 16. There was no response from Telegram.
The story with the arrest of Igor Vainshtok, creator of famous bifidok, in absentia and his escape is pretty confusing. The company founded by him still remains the largest probiotics producer in Russia and generates multimillion profits – however, somehow it was declared bankrupt. An international warrant has been issued against Vainshtok for non-payment of salaries – while the businessman calls his prosecution an element of the raiding takeover of his company that was already recognized a raidership victim in the past. Concurrently, employees of Partner Joint Stock Company created by Vainshtok claim that he has stolen not only millions of rubles from the base bank of Roscosmos – but, more importantly, the bifidok inventorship. So, whom has Vainshtok fled from?
According to the head of the state-owned company, the Russian business “rebuilt the country,” “restored the collapsed Soviet enterprises,” “returned the salary to the people,” “filled the budget with money.”