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Norway Rejects 'Red Tarzan'

Vyacheslav Datsik, a mixed martial arts champion and ultranationalist who fled a psychiatric hospital near St. Petersburg this summer, has been refused political asylum in Norway, with local police accusing him of planning a series of killings in the country.

Datsik intended to kill employees of the Russian Embassy in Oslo and Norwegian Muslims with the help of unspecified friends, who were to provide him with weapons, uniforms and fake IDs, a police spokesman said, the Aftenposten daily reported Thursday.

Datsik, nicknamed “Red Tarzan,” faces deportation to Russia, the report said.

Datsik was arrested for robbery in 2007 and placed in a psychiatric hospital after being diagnosed with schizophrenia. He escaped in August and surfaced in Norway in September.


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