16 May 2012
Source: Open Information Agency
The first court session in the case of the Andrei Rylkov Foundation for Health and Social Justice against the Directorate of the Moscow branch of the Federal Drug Control Agency of the Russian Federation (FDCA) took place on 16 May in the Khoroshevsky district court, Moscow.
The website, run by civil activists critical of Russian government drug policy, was shut down in February by the FDCA. Police requested the domain name holder suspend www.rylkov-fond.ru. After the site was blocked, activists appealed in court against the actions of the FDCA, requesting that the Directorate of the Moscow branch of the FDCA reinstate access to the website. At the hearing on 16 May the FDCA responded to the claim made by the Rylkov Foundation. [Read more]