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Anti-war sociologist Boris Kagarlitsky arrested for ‘justifying terrorism’ over post about Crimean Bridge explosion

Source: Meduza

A Syktyvkar court has arrested sociologist Boris Kagarlitsky on charges that he “justified terrorism” in an online post about the 2022 Crimean Bridge explosion. According to the human rights monitoring project OVD-Info, Kagarlitsky has been sent to a remand prison for two months.

The remand hearing was reportedly held behind closed doors at the request of investigators, who cited the fact that “confidential information” would be disclosed.

According to Kagarlitsky’s lawyer, Vladislav Kosnyrev, his client pleaded not guilty. He faces up to seven years in prison.

Russian state media first reported on the charges against Kagarlitsky on Tuesday after the authorities searched the home of psychologist and activist Alexander Archagov in connection with the case.

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