Voina member arrested, whereabouts unknown

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Leonid Nikolaev's arrest, December 4, 2011

Yesterday, founding member of the Russian art collective Voina, Leonid Nikolaev, was abducted by Russian police and his whereabouts are unknown. Nikolaev was attending a rally against election fraud in St. Petersburg when he was grabbed by police along with other protesters and taken away.

Over 70 people were arrested, among them other well-known activists including Igor Chepkasov (The Other Russia) and Olga Kurnosova (United Civil Front).

For more information, go to the Free Voina website.

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