MOSCOW, March 24 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Zamoskvoretsky District Court on Wednesday suspended the Justice Ministry’s decision to declare journalist of 7x7 media outlet Sergey Markelov a foreign agent, his attorney Fedor Sirosh told RAPSI.

The court granted Markelov’s petition for provisional remedy. He asked to suspend the Justice Ministry’s decision until a court ruling upon the journalists’ lawsuit seeking invalidation of the decision takes effect.

On December 28, 2020, Markelov was included in the register of foreign media outlets acting as foreign agents.