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Protest art group Voina’s leader arrested in Germany

The performance art group Voina announced on Twitter that the group’s leader, Oleg Vorotnikov, has been arrested in Germany. The group also posted a message on its website saying that Vorotnikov is in urgent need of an attorney in Berlin.

The news of Vorotnikov’s arrest has not yet been confirmed by the German government.

Voina had previously written that the government of Austria had announced an international search for Vorotnikov after accusing him of illegal weapons transactions and of founding an armed antifascist group.

Voina’s website indicates that another of the group’s members, Natalya Sokol, who is also Vorotnikov’s wife, was arrested along with the couple’s three children in the fall of 2018 and currently remains under guard.

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