Elina Goussev and Michael Marenk were campaigning against the fur trade in Helsinki. Police decided to search their homes, on suspicion of having committed public disorder offences during a demonstration. During the search, the police found pamphlets and other documents. They confiscated these materials, claiming that they were defamatory about companies selling fur at the time.
Ms Goussev and Mr Marenk were later acquitted of this charge. They claimed that the seizure of their pamphlets had been unjustified and unlawful.