Kremlin Arrests Ukrainian Legislator at March to Honor Slain Opposition Leader

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The Kremlin arrested Ukrainian Member of Parliament Alexei Goncharenko during the memorial march for Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.

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“Police have detained me,” he wrote on Facebook. “I did not shout anything, did not carry any banners or flags — they simply detained me over the T-shirt.”

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A picture on social media shows Goncharenko wearing a t-shirt with Nemtsov’s face and it says “Heroes never die.”

Moscow supporters claim Goncharenko took part in numerous rallies in Odessa, Ukraine, which led to the deaths of pro-Russians. Over 50 people died in May 2014 when a fire broke out at the Trade Union building. Ukraine Today reported that he might “face criminal charges in connection” with that fire.

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