Lawmaker Pelted With Feces

An Astrakhan resident threw a bag of feces at Oleg Shein, a State Duma deputy with the Just Russia party, on Thursday, Interfax reported, citing local police.

The assailant, who was not identified, was detained by police and faces a fine of up to 1,000 rubles ($32) or 15 days of arrest over petty hooliganism charges. It was not immediately clear what prompted the assault.

(MT)

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