Nationalist leader arrested in Moscow

Moscow, April 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A nationalist movement leader and two other members were arrested in Moscow for allegedly assaulting and robbing a fellow right-wing activist, the interior ministry said.

Georgy Borovikov, a leader of the Russkiye (Russians) pro-nationalist organisation, was detained along with two of his group’s members after a man from the Siberian city of Ulan-Ude filed a police report accusing them of the crime.

Moscow police discovered the victim’s passport and a charred knife, which was allegedly used to torture the man, when they searched Borovikov’s apartment in the capital.

Several fake passports were also found at Borovikov’s apartment, police said.

A video featuring scenes of violence against the man, whose name was not disclosed, was posted online and later deleted, police said.

The alleged victim joined the nationalist group last year.

Borovikov, an active organiser of nationalist rallies since 2005, formerly headed the far-right Pamyat movement and took part in annual Russian March nationalist demonstrations.

–IANS/RIA Novosti

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