On April Fools Day, Russian authorities began an investigation into posts made online calling for protests in Moscow on April 2nd. Later that week authorities arrested Dmitry Bogatov, a math teacher at the Moscow Law and Finance University, on suspicion that he violated section 3 of Article 212 of the Russian criminal code. Under that section of Article 212, Bogatov faced anywhere from 2 months to 3 years in prison for inciting “mass riots”. Judge Evgeny Naidenov agreed with defense attorney Alexei Teptsov’s argument that the suspect should not remain in detention because the law does not recommend such detention for these specific charges.
Before ruling, Judge Yevgeny Naidenov asked prosecutors to clarify what charges they were making against Bogatov. The prosecution responded that they had not made any official charges against Bogatov, and that although the investigation began under section 3 of Article 212, they may decide to pursue other charges as well. Judge Naidenov ordered Bogatov released, provided that he did not leave the city. Bogatov left the courtroom in handcuffs and was sent to sign the necessary papers needed for his release. Instead of being released that day, Bogatov was sent to be interrogated by police
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