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Artists Jailed for Police Stunt

A St. Petersburg court on Wednesday sanctioned the arrest of two artists on suspicion of flipping over police cars in St. Petersburg on a September night to protest police corruption.

The city’s Dzerzhinsky District Court ordered that Leonid Nikolayev and Oleg Vorotnikov, members of the radical art group Voina (War), be kept in custody until Nov. 25, Interfax reported.

The artists face possible hooliganism charges, punishable by up to five years in prison.

Nikolayev and Vorotnikov were detained at a Moscow apartment Monday.

(MT)


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