Telegram appeals Moscow court decision on blocking

On June 14, the Moscow City Court recognised blocking of messenger Telegram on the territory of Russia as legal, thus re-confirming the previous court decision. TASS reports that Telegram lawyers also intend to file a cassation appeal with the next cassation instance, Presidium of the Moscow City Court and if the need arises, with the Russian Supreme Court. Telegram has also filed an appeal against the Russian authorities’ decision to ban Telegram with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on 18 June, which is its second appeal before the ECHR.