Russian MP's Aide Claims He Was Tortured

Stands accused of organizing riots


A man suspected of organizing mass riots has voluntarily turned himself in, Russia's Central Investigative Committee reported while the suspect's comrades and colleagues voiced claims of kidnapping and even torture.

Russian opposition activist Leonid Razvozzhaev, who was detained in Ukraine, taken to Moscow and placed in custody, has filed in a written confession, committee spokesman Vladimir Markin told the press.

"Razvozzhayev was put on the federal wanted list on October 18 and as soon as October 21 he addressed the Main Investigative Department of the Central Investigative Committee in order to write a confession," Markin said.