:Bloody KGB; and :People in Gray; - Yet Another "Social Group' feels Threatened by Blogs

On August 11, 2008, a criminal case had its debut, against a blogger who was overly outspoken against policemen and the officers of the intelligence agencies. In contrast to the famous Savva Terentyev affair, where there was no political implications existed, this time legal action was undertaken against Dmitriy Solovyev, an activist of the "Oborona' ("Defense') movement in the Kemerovskaya Oblast'.

The reason for the criminal complaint were five posts on the live journal of D. Solovyev: :Do not Break the Defense against the People in Gray!;, :The FSB Kills Russian Children!; (this post concerns the ban on the export from Russia of biological specimens, which caused a big scandal in 2007), :Bloody KGB and Commies Together and Now!; (a commentary concerning the failure to rehabilitate the royal family), :The Arbitrariness of the FSB and the Military Registration and Enlistment Office!; (which concerns the kidnapping of "Oborona' activist Oleg Kozlovsky), :SS versus ChEKA-NKVD-KGB-FSB;. All posts contained critical remarks addressed to the police and the KGB-FSB officers, but in our view they are not sufficient grounds for undertaking criminal pursuit.

However, according to the investigators, these posts contain statements directed :towards the incitement of hatred and hostility, and towards discrediting the merit of a group of persons belonging to a social group - the employees of the internal affairs and security service bodies of the Russian Federation;.

The case is based on Paragraph (1), Article 282 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.

On August 12, 2008, a search was conducted at Solovyev's apartment.