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'Red Tarzan' Back to Jail

Ultranationalist and mixed martial arts fighter Vyacheslav Datsik has been deported to Russia from Norway, where he fled last summer after escaping a psychiatric hospital.

Datsik, nicknamed "Red Tarzan," staged a "debauch" when still in Norwegian custody, Interfax said, citing a St. Petersburg police spokesman. It took more than a dozen policemen to hold him down, and he was handed over to Russia in a boxer helmet, handcuffed and on sedatives.

Datsik offered no resistance to Russian policemen and was placed in the Kresty pretrial prison. He faces charges over a cellphone store robbery he allegedly committed after fleeing the psychiatric hospital. Datsik escaped to Norway shortly after the incident, unsuccessfully requesting asylum in the country.

(MT)

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