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Kernel Developer Dmitry Monakhov Arrested For Protesting Ukraine Invasion 205

sfcrazy (1542989) writes, based on a report from Ted T'so, that Kernel developer Dmitry Monakhov was detained for 15 days for disobeying a police officer. The debacle came about when Monakhov decided to protest the recent invasion into Ukraine by Russian armed forces. Monakhov is using Twitter to keep people informed about his experience with the Russian judicial system; a human translator can probably do a better job than Google in this case.
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Kernel Developer Dmitry Monakhov Arrested For Protesting Ukraine Invasion

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  • by sinij ( 911942 ) on Tuesday September 02, 2014 @09:06AM (#47806007)
    Russia is back to totalitarianism, the only thing that still missing for a full return to Soviet era are bread lines and mandatory people's rallies. With sanctions brought by Putin's military aggression theses are not too far away.
    • Why do you think there would be bread lines, totalitarianism on a strong economic base (in this case three criminal gang cartels which we could call the Three Branches of Russian Government) works very well for production and distribution

    • I'm not trying to claim that Russia is 'good', but did you notice "Monakhov is using twitter to keep people informed about his experience with the Russian judicial system."? I don't know any people in the US that are allowed to keep their cell phones and tweet when arrested. I have seen people told to turn off their phones or be arrested, I have seen cops threaten to kill journalists (see the cop in Fergusson that was suspended for doing so), and I know that protestors that are arrested have their devices

  • One would hope the headline would say. Linux? OpenBSD? FreeBSD? OSX?
    • by fisted ( 2295862 )
      It's Linux. It's always Linux, because hey, Linux is a kernel. The kernel. /THE/ Kernel.

      ...written on my NetBSD machine.
  • by Anonymous Coward

    SUBJECT: Ukraine and NATO

    MEMORANDUM FOR: Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
    FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS)

    We the undersigned are longtime veterans of U.S. intelligence. We take the unusual step of writing this open letter to you to ensure that you have an opportunity to be briefed on our views prior to the NATO summit on September 4-5.

    You need to know, for example, that accusations of a major Russian "invasion" of Ukraine appear not to be supported by reliable intelligence. Rath

    • by horza ( 87255 )

      I don't get it. Germany is the most dependent on Russian gas and Angela Merkel has been the one most dragging their heels on even sanctions. Why would the open letter be addressed to her? Why all the Iraq WMD comparisons when the open letter even admits Germany didn't even want to get involved there? The Baltics states will be the only ones pushing for direct action, and Britian the only one able to take any.

      In fact reading through their previous open letters they all seem a bit confused. The only common th

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday September 02, 2014 @10:04AM (#47806491)

    Good. He should learn his place in society, and will, through reeducation. This idea that people can defy their government without consequences is ridiculous.

  • VC (Score:4, Funny)

    by pr0nbot ( 313417 ) on Tuesday September 02, 2014 @10:49AM (#47806939)

    Was he arrested for subversion? He should assure them he's a git user! *rimshot*

  • Or anything other than this? I mean, "detained for 15 days" - is that like "arrested and jailed for two weeks (or whatever) for disobeying a police officer", that happens in the US all the time? And at least he didn't put his hands up and yell "I'm not armed", and get shot down by the police officer.....

    Now, for you slashdotters who have no clues whatever, who've never actually, you know, gone out to a protest in the RW, in their meat bodies, here's what actually happens: a) there's the folks in the legal p

    • Protests in US don't typically get you a 15 day detention for no reason and no trial. Non violent but resisting orders to disperse might get you an overnight stay, and it makes it to the local media.

  • Oh, why didn't you say so.

    War of words is escalating, I see, need to get people ready for next step.

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