Human Rights Court will remove Telegram’s blocking
In April 2018, by the decision of a Russian court, the Telegram messenger was blocked on the territory of Russia. A year and a half has passed since then, and all this time Roskomnadzor has been trying to make this service stop working in the country. So far, it has not been possible to achieve this, but most likely, it will be necessary to remove the lock soon, because the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg has taken up this matter, which has received more than 15 complaints from users of the service over the past year. Everyone is convinced that the decision of the Russian court is illegal, because it contradicts several points of the European Convention on Human Rights.
As it became known from the Russian media, it was not possible to get Telegram unblocked in Russia through local courts, because they all sided with the Russian government. As a result, now all users have the last chance to unlock, and this consists in appealing to the ECHR. According to users who turned in there for help, Russian law, which blocked this service in the country, violates the rights to respect for private life and to a fair trial. As a result, citizens of the Russian Federation who have turned to Europe for help are asking to unlock the popular messenger, allowing its free use.
In total difficulties, the ECHR will consider a complaint on this topic from 30 people, so all such cases will likely be combined into one. All this will be supplemented by support from the Telegram administration, which also decided to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. It is impossible not to notice that it was impossible to go there right away, because before that all attempts to achieve justice in Russia should be used. Nobody succeeded in doing this, because the courts always sided with the legislation of the Russian Federation. It is difficult to say how the situation with the European court will turn out, but it very often takes the opposite side.
Thus, now all Telegram users in Russia have a real chance that the lock will be removed from this service, and therefore it will again be possible to use it completely legally and legally. Already in the next few weeks or months (the timing depends on many factors), representatives of the ECHR will send the Russian government a request for written comments on this case so that they can be attached to the trial and carried out in full accordance with the European Convention on Human Rights. Everything will turn out favorably, they will be able to remove the block from this messenger on Russian territory at the beginning of 2020, and possibly earlier.
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