The case of Russian activist Aleksey Rozhkov, who was previously illegally taken from Kyrgyzstan to Russia, was returned to the prosecutor's office. According to Zona Solidarnosti, citing his lawyer Kamil Isabekov, at the court session the prosecutor stated that Rozhkov's actions could be qualified as a more serious crime.
According to the prosecutor, the description of the objective side of the case gives grounds to toughen the charge. The prosecutor did not specify which article he was talking about, but human rights activists suggest that a “terrorist act” is meant (Article 205 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
Now Rozhkov is accused under articles on attempted damage to property (part 3 of article 30, part 2 of article 167 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). The maximum sentence for this charge is 3 years 8 months. If the case is reclassified as an article about a terrorist attack, Rozhkov will face at least 10 years in prison.
After the initiation of the case, Rozhkov fled from Russia to Kyrgyzstan. When he decided to register there, Kyrgyz security forces broke into his house and took him out of Kyrgyzstan to Russia. Upon arrival in Russia, Rozhkov was met by FSB officers who put a bag over his head and used a stun gun on him.