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Statement concerning the arrest of Dmitry Bogatov

Laura Arjona Reina-4
The Debian Project                     
Statement concerning the arrest of Dmitry Bogatov       [hidden email]
April 17th, 2017     

The Debian Project is concerned to hear that one of our members, Dmitry
Bogatov, has been arrested by Russian authorities.

Dmitry is a mathematics teacher, and an active Debian contributor. As a
Debian Maintainer, he worked in the Debian Haskell group and currently
maintains several packages for command line and system tools.

We await further details of the case against him, but hope that he
receives fair treatment and due process.

In the meantime, the Debian Project has taken measures to secure its
systems by removing Dmitry's keys in the case that they are compromised.

The Debian Project honours his good work and strong dedication to Debian
and Free Software, and we hope he is back as soon as possible to his

We send our full support to him and his family.

About Debian

The Debian Project is an association of Free Software developers who
volunteer their time and effort in order to produce the completely free
operating system Debian GNU/Linux.

Contact Information

For further information, please visit the Debian web pages at or send mail to <[hidden email] [1]>.

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