Court Hearings Begin in Suit Against Federal Drug Control Agency

posted 22 May 2012, 12:52 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 22 May 2012, 12:52 ]
Source: (info), 16/05/12 

· The Courts  · Security services  · Moscow city & Moscow region 

On 16 May the first court session in the case of the Andrei Rylkov Foundation for Health and Social Justice against the Moscow branch of the Federal Drug Control Agency of the Russian Federation (FDCA) took place in the Khoroshevsky district court, Moscow. 

Agora Human Rights Association reports that the website, run by civic 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]