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Court Hearings Begin in Civil Case of Website Critical of Government Drugs Policy against the Federal Drug Control Agency in Moscow

posted 21 May 2012, 11:04 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 21 May 2012, 11:04 ]
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 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]