Roskomnadzor has exceeded the powers when the Telegram lock

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Representatives of the Prosecutor General stated that he had not instructed the Roskomnadzor to block millions of IP addresses after the ban Telegram. It is reported by family-owned Demyan Kudryavtsev, the newspaper “Vedomosti” with reference to the documents of the Agency.

The information revealed during the litigation of the company “Living picture”, which filed a lawsuit against Roskomnadzor and Prosecutor General’s office. The plaintiff demanded to recognize the actions of agencies is illegal, as due to the blocking Telegram was injured and his website posterlegends.com. Thus, the universal service provider limit access to web services was written that IP address are blocked based on the decision of the Prosecutor General dated 16 April.

Representatives of the office sent to court the explanations about the requirements for locks. As follows from the document, prosecutors requested to restrict access to seven terrorist accounts Telegram and four services to bypass locks. However, in the official paper was not requirements of site blocking posterlegends.com therefore employees of the state office of public Prosecutor are assured that cannot be defendants under the claim of “Live photography”.

The lawyer of the company Danil Bukharin believes that Roskomnadzor had exceeded its authority in pursuit of the messenger of Pavel Durov. He also noted the ambiguity of the decision of the Prosecutor General’s office about blocking multiple accounts, as previously Tagansky court has ruled to restrict access to the Telegram in Russia as a whole.

Representatives of Roskomnadzor refused to give comments to journalists. They promised to present its position in court.

13 April 2018, the Tagansky district court of Moscow passed a decision to block Telegram in the country. The reason for this was the refusal of the founder of the messenger of Pavel Durov to provide encryption keys, user correspondence with the FSB.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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