Chronicles of persecution of scientists

Azat Miftakhov

Azat Miftakhov
Date of inci­dent: 25 August 2023
Type of vio­la­tion: a crim­i­nal case on jus­ti­fi­ca­tion of ter­ror­ism was initiated
Institution: Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics

Summary: A crim­i­nal case was opened against math­e­mati­cian Azat Miftakhov, who in 2021 was sen­tenced to six years in a penal colony on charges of break­ing a win­dow in a United Russia office, for jus­ti­fy­ing ter­ror­ism (Article 205.2 Part 1 of the Criminal Code). On 17 August, Rosfinmonitoring added Miftakhov to the reg­is­ter of ter­ror­ists and extrem­ists. At that time it was not offi­cial­ly report­ed under which arti­cle the math­e­mati­cian was charged.

Sources: RTVI (Telegram chan­nel), Mediazona