Accused of appeals to mass riots, scheduled for April 2, was a 25-year-old teacher of mathematics at one of Moscow universities Dmitry Bogatov. On Friday Presnensky district court had to give him a measure of restraint.
As we found out “MK”, Bogatov tutoring earned. Knew how to get along with students, in moderately severe — so he was known to his students and their parents.
The investigation came to the court with the petition for election to it measures of restraint in form of arrest. The math teacher, call for riots, were detained on 5 April. The apartment to Bogatov, located in the Metropolitan area Konkovo, employees of the Moscow Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia came later in the evening. There about two o’clock in the morning they conducted a search, seized all electronic media: computers, laptops, tablets and phones. Investigators even took the technique, which belong to the spouse of the suspect.
He denied guilt. His lawyers in turn declared before the pronouncement of the measure that could allow an attacker to use the IP address of the young man.
The consequence believes, that women have worked on is posted on YouTube, and social media appeals, in which citizens were invited to go to Red square in Moscow and on the streets in other major cities to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, and also to stop military operations in Syria and Ukraine. All information were posted by unknown person under a pseudonym. It was later established that the suspect had placed the materials calling for riots, with the help of special software designed to conceal the presence in the network, and using servers outside the country. The state office of public Prosecutor demanded to block access to sites with this information.
Against Bogatova criminal case under article “call for mass riots”.
In turn, the media Council of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security in connection with the intensification of the protest political groups analyzed the content of a number of communities in social networks (Facebook, Vkontakte, Instagram, Telegram).
As we found out, a number of moderators are virtual discussions, calls to participate in protests, encouraged citizens to use special computer programs (e.g. Tor browser). However, they stressed that the location of the user and routes it to the virtual movements in the network remains unknown to any third-party observation. They also spoke about the possibility of obtaining access to restricted or blocked resources using special software.
So, the experts who participated in the study, they noted “conscious fuelling some participants are social hatred, in particular against law enforcement officers”.
The Internet is massively distributed the most striking and dramatic photos of the Moscow meeting on March 26 with the participation of minors and employees of the interior Ministry. Replicated information about the alleged mass brutal beatings of teenagers by the police, accented street confrontation was translated into “youth against the police,” heroes of behaviour of minors who refused to comply with the requirements of the MVD, – told the “MK” Vice-Chairman of Commission OP of the Russian Federation on public control Dmitry Galochkin.
The media Council noted that a clear trend of 2016-2017 was reading the author’s channels in the messenger Telegram, in which individual communities have tens of thousands of regular readers.
Moderators often taking advantage of anonymity, relay users with a variety of unproven or false information. In recent times, a number of such communities calls for performing some action in real life, in particular profiled channels started by the organizers of the March protest rallies. Special attention deserves the rhetoric and stylistics of the communities: many of the messages formulated in the form of an uncontested and in the imperative mood (“go”, “sing”, “slipping into column”, etc.). At the same time, from the accounts in any case we cannot ignore the possible attempts of organizing the riots, or even terrorism-related crimes. Who and with what purpose could anonymously gather people in groups and give a “virtual team”? notes Galochkin.