Voina Art Group: Austrian police issued arrest warrant for Oleg Vorotnikov

Voina Art Group: Austrian police issued arrest warrant for Oleg Vorotnikov
Oleg Vorotnikov

According to investigators, in May 2011, Vorotnikov ripped off several sock caps from uniformed policemen, threw them on to the roadway and stroked over the police officer's head twice during an unsanctioned rally.

The Austrian police issued an arrest warrant for ex-leader of the Voina Art Group Oleg Vorotnikov on charges of illegal arms trafficking, the group's website states.

According to Interfax, a criminal case has been initiated in Russia against Vorotnikov under the Use of Violence Against a Government Representative (Article 318 of the Criminal Code) and Insult (Article 319 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).

According to investigators, in May 2011, Vorotnikov ripped off several sock caps from uniformed policemen, threw them on to the roadway and stroked over the police officer's head twice during an unsanctioned rally.

According to the agency, Vorotnikov and his wife, Natalia Sokol, fled with the children, they were declared internationally wanted.

In March 2018, Vorotnikov and his family found themselves in Austria. Before this, he was detained in Prague while checking documents and in Switzerland, where he tried to obtain political asylum.

Voina Art Group was founded in 2007 by Oleg Vorotnikov, Natalia Sokol, publisher of Mediazona Pyotr Verzilov and participant of Pussy Riot Nadezhda Tolokonnikova. In 2010, the activists of the art group got the Innovation Award for the "*** [penis] in captivity to the FSB" campaign: participants drew a 60-meter-long phallus on the road, which was located opposite the St. Petersburg department when raising the bridges.

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