Freedom for a Tor-loving Russian mathematician
It’s a good day for Dmitry Bogatov, the Russian mathematician arrested last April and moved to house arrest three months later. Bogatov is charged with inciting terrorism and trying to stage riots, but the only evidence against him is that the incendiary Internet posts in question were uploaded from his IP address.
It so happens that Bogatov operates a Tor exit node, meaning that anybody around the world could have used the location-masking network to access the Internet through his IP address.
Why’s it a good day for Dmitry? The cops have reportedly decided at last to drop their case against him. Bogatov has been under house arrest since July 2017, after spending a few months in pretrial detention.