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Alexander Gabyshev, Yakutian shaman walking across Russia to exorcise Putin, arrested once again

Alexander Gabyshev, a shaman who has earned nationwide fame in Russia, has been arrested for the second time. The arrest took place on a federal highway in the region of Yakutia, where Gabyshev was walking across Russia with a small group of supporters. They hope to reach Moscow, exorcise Russian President Vladimir Putin, and spur his resignation. An attorney for Open Russia’s Human Rights Project told Novaya Gazeta about the arrest; its cause is unknown.

One member of Gabyshev’s entourage was also arrested for several hours in Yakutsk, the shaman’s hometown.