Over the past year the number of terrorist crimes in Russia increased by 44.8%, said the General Prosecutor of Russia Yuri Chaika, reports “Interfax”.
“Analysis of statistical data indicates the annual increase in Russia the number of registered criminal acts of extremist and terrorist nature. In 2016 2227 considered terrorist crimes, or 44.8% more than the previous record, and 1450 of extremist crimes (plus 9%)”, — quotes Agency the report of the attorney General.
Thus Chaika explained that the sharp increase of crimes of terrorist nature are not caused by increased activity of terrorists in Russia, and other causes. The attorney General called among them the introduction of legislation, new offences and increased efficiency “the work of law enforcement bodies on revealing of the facts of participation of Russian and foreign citizens in illegal armed groups and terrorist organizations in Syria and Iraq”.
One high-profile recent cases involving terrorism, was in charge of a 24-year-old mathematics teacher from Moscow Finance and law Academy (MFUA), Dmitry Bogatov, which the Investigative Committee of Russia (TFR) imposes the calls to unauthorized mass action on April 2, as well as terrorist activities. Presnensky court of Moscow on 10 April sanctioned the arrest Bogatova for two months.
The defense claimed that at the time you publish posts, which the consequence considers as terrorist, rich was first in the fitness club, and then together with his wife at the grocery store. This is evidenced by the video made in the gym and the supermarket. Another argument of the lawyer was the fact that the presumed author of the terrorist positions used VPN technology (when the signal is transmitted through a chain of proxy servers around the world), and hence exactly determine its authorship is technically impossible.