05 Dec 2011, 1:38
Leonid Nikolaev was detained by police today during a protest rally against election fraud in St. Petersburg. The arrest took place around 8 PM. Leonid’s current whereabouts are unknown.
A fight broke out in the police bus that Leonid was taken to, after police started beating protesters inside the bus. Several activists were badly beaten.
Leonid’s attorney Dmitri Dinze:
Over 70 people were arrested during the rally, among them The Other Russia activist Igor Chepkasov and United Civil Front leader Olga Kurnosova.
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