As reported by numerous sources with reference to the press service of Roskomnadzor, the Agency appealed to the court to block the messaging service Telegram. The lawsuit was filed to the Tagansky district court of Moscow and was a continuation of a multi-day debate on the functioning of the messenger in Russia.
“The statement of claim filed in connection with the identification of the FSB of Russia of default by the company Telegram Messenger Limited Liability Partnership obligations of the organizer of distribution of information set by paragraph 4.1 of article 10.1 of this law, [“information”],” — said in a statement.
“Interfax” also reports that Roskomnadzor has filed a lawsuit related to the fact that Telegram has not provided encryption keys on request of the FSB. Before that Roskomnadzor gave Telegram a term to convey the FSB encryption keys until 4 April. However, echoing the earlier position of Pavel Durov, Telegram representatives replied that this was impossible and not fit into the framework of the Constitution.
We will remind, recently the high-ranking officials of Iran talking about the fact that the Telegram and its ICO to undermine the national currency of the country.