Russian Teacher Arrested On Terrorism Charge Tied To Antigraft Protests

Russian authorities have arrested a university teacher on charges of calling for “terrorist activities” with anonymous Internet posts related to recent antigovernment protests.

Russia’s main investigative agency said in an April 10 statement that the suspect, identified in the media as 25-year-old Dmitry Bogatov, posted content “calling for mass disorder in central Moscow” and publicly tried to stoke potentially deadly actions.

The Investigative Committee said Bogatov, who teaches math at a Moscow university, was formally placed under arrest earlier in the day.

The teacher told a court hearing he is innocent.

Russian authorities had previously said they had opened a criminal investigation into unidentified individuals who had called for an April 2 unsanctioned anticorruption demonstration in Moscow.

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