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Russian opposition politician arrested over ‘acts of a sexual nature’ against child


November 19, 2021

A Russian communist politician has been detained by law enforcement in the Far Eastern city of Vladivostok on suspicion of sex crimes against a person under the age of 14, in a case he has described as politically motivated.

On Wednesday, the regional investigative committee released details of the detainment, without explicitly naming the suspect. However, newspapers have since reported that it is Artem Samsonov, a deputy of the Primorye regional legislature and leader of the Communist Party of Vladivostok. His lawyer has also confirmed his identity.

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