#freeBogatov — Global Call for Action: ‘Selfie Protests’ — Russian embassies
Dmitry Bogatov was arrested April 6th on bogus charges and risks a 20 year sentence. Few have any doubts that Bogatov was arrested for simply running a Tor Exit Node from his home. Family, friends and his lawyer are asking for international help in protesting this horrible injustice as Dmitry remains in detention/jail.
#freeBogatov would like to see protests all over the world on June 19th and 20th. If you are close to a Russian Embassy or consulate, go there and take a selfie/photo of yourself in front of the building holding a sign with his name on it. If you are far from any Russian entity, take a photo of yourself in front of a local landmark. As an example, the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Thereafter you simply tweet the photo using the tag #freeBogatov and it will be spread all over social media. Please add whatever message you feel is right and also tag your city or country. We will do the rest.
You may also email us your photos anonymously, and if you prefer you can also blur or hide your face to protect your identity. Your safety will always be our primary concern.
Who are you?
You are a concerned citizen, an activist, a pirate or maybe #Anonymous. You are worried about the global crack down on privacy and privacy activists. We do not expect you to do acts of civil disobedience or gather in large crowds. We just hope you will take a photo with a few friends or alone. Its a simple act of solidarity. A solidarity that is sorely needed in this time and age.
Why should you protest?
We would like you to read what the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Access Now says about Bogatovs situation and its implication: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/04/access-now-and-eff-condemn-arrest-tor-node-operator-dmitry-bogatov-russia
Where should you go?
Here is a list of all diplomatic Missions of Russia across the world: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_diplomatic_missions_of_Russia
Media and Organizer contact
Ksenia is in direct contact with family, friends and Bogatovs lawyer and in charge of coordinating these actions.
Signal number will be shared only on request.