Court arrested accused of calling for terrorism mathematician for two months
The Investigative Committee achieved detention of 25-year-old Dmitry Bogatov from the third attempt.
On Monday, April 10, the Presnensky Court of Moscow passed the decision on arresting of mathematician Dmitry Bogatov till June 8. He is incriminated calling for terrorism in social networks, and also the organization of mass riots in Moscow on April 2.
“To satisfy the petition of the investigation and to choose a measure of restraint in the form of detention till June 8, 2017 concerning D. Bogatov,” the judge declared.
State charge insists that Bogatov posted messages in which he urged to bring “rags, bottles, gasoline, turpentine, foam plastic on the Red Square” online. The teacher himself declared that the messages were posted not by him. His lawyer emphasized that the calling were published under an alias ‘Ayrat Bashirov’ from several IP addresses, including, one from Japan and Netherlands, while the address in Bogatov's apartment corresponds only to one of them.
During the third meeting, the investigation provided the additional information for adding it to the case papers. “Investigation authorities ask to accustom the letter from FSB which confirms that signs of calling for terrorism are presented in materials, widespread in a network. Also Bogatov has the valid international passport of the Russian Federation. We ask to choose a measure of restraint in the form of detention concerning the defendant”, the investigator told.
The mathematician did not plead guilty.
The law on limitations and restrictions of anonymizers and VPN services, which obliges them to block websites banned in Russia, has been in force for three months already. However, not a single service has performed it yet.