Russian Poet Arrested For Criticizing Kremlin Sent For Psychiatric Checkup

By RFE/RL's Russian Service

Russian poet Artyom Kamardin, who was beaten and reportedly raped during his arrest in September on a charge of inciting hatred over a presentation of his verses critical of the Kremlin's unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, has been sent for a psychiatric checkup. A court of appeals in Moscow said on November 23 that Kamardin will be examined over 30 days at the Serbsky psychiatric clinic in the Russian capital. Kamardin's girlfriend said earlier that police beat up Kamardin and raped him with a dumbbell during his arrest. To read the original story by RFE/RL's Russian Service, click here.