Russian political scientist Platoshkin faces criminal charges for mass riots
Nikolai Platoshkin, the Russian political scientist and leader of the For New Socialism movement, was suspected of aiding mass riots and spreading false information that could threaten the life of the population. The Investigative Committee opened a criminal case.
While the investigation is ongoing, the investigative committee does not disclose any details, writes Interfax. If the allegations are confirmed, then the political scientist could face up to ten years in the first article and up to three years in the second.
Platoshkin was detained, searches were carried out in his apartment, and the suspect's computer was seized. According to mk.ru, the political scientist planned to organize a rally on June 6 to amend the Constitution, but he was refused this.
Nikolai Platoshkin is a Russian political scientist and doctor of historical sciences. He heads the Department of International Relations and Diplomacy at Moscow University for the Humanities. Last year, he participated in the election of State Duma deputies in the Komsomolsky single-member constituency No. 70 of the Khabarovsk Territory, but, gaining almost a quarter of the vote, took second place.