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Russian Opposition Activist Kills Himself In The Netherlands

Aleksandr Dolmatov left Russia in June

Aleksandr Dolmatov left Russia in June

According to Russian media reports, a Russian opposition activist has taken his life in the Netherlands after being denied asylum in that country.

Interfax says a spokeswoman for the Russian Embassy in the Netherlands confirmed Aleksandr Dolmatov committed suicide "at a refugee facility" but could not provide details.

There has been no official confirmation from Dutch police.

The Other Russia opposition party of which Dolmatov was a member also reported his death and said he had been denied asylum in the Netherlands.

Dolmatov, a designer at a Russian defense firm, had been arrested during a mass opposition demonstration in Moscow in May, but was released.

The protest led to clashes between demonstrators and police.

Dolmatov left Russia in June after police raided his Moscow apartment.

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