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Russian opposition activist Leonid Razvozzhayev

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Russia opposition activist Leonid Razvozzhayev, who was snatched off the street in Kiev, Ukraine, says he was kidnapped and tortured, not arrested.
Russian opposition activist Leonid Razvozzhayev

A demonstrator holds a poster reading: 'Freedom for Political Prisoners!' during a protest against the arrest of opposition activists outside the Investigative Committee offices in Moscow, late on Oct. 22, 2012. Russian investigators said Tuesday that opposition activist Leonid Razvozzhayev had turned himself in and confessed to plotting mass riots, while the activist himself claimed he had been kidnapped from Ukraine and tortured.

ANDREY SMIRNOV