Debian Issues Statement Over Arrested Russian Developer
Written by Michael Larabel in Debian on 17 April 2017 at 07:11 AM EDT. 84 Comments
Debian developer Dmitry Bogatov was arrested by Russian authorities for running a Tor exit node and accused of supporting terrorism.

Dmitry Bogatov is a math teacher and Debian maintainer who was arrested last week. As a precaution, Debian has revoked his keys. Details on the allegations against him can be found via, "Mathematics teacher accused of inciting mass riots now also accused of supporting terrorism and once again detained."

Debian's brief statement on the matter can be found at The Tor Project has also issued a statement concerning Bogatov's arrest.

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