The repatriation of the body of Russian opposition activist Alexander Dolmatov may be delayed, writer and leader of The Other Russia movement Eduard Limonov has said.
"The Russian consul in Holland told Dolmatov's family on the phone last night that it will take one or even two weeks for the Dutch side to issue documents for the return of Alexander's body to Russia," Limonov wrote on Facebook on Sunday.
"That's a very, very long time. During that time the Dutch will try to cover up their tracks. They have to cover up tracks because their international reputation is suffering," he said.
Dolmatov was a leading designer of a Russian defense company and a suspect in the Bolotnaya Square case. He left for the Netherlands where he applied for political asylum. On January 17 he committed suicide after the Dutch authorities denied political asylum to him.
Limonov assumed that Dolmatov hanged himself. He said that Dolmatov's suicide note is partly original but some pages were added. In his opinion, special services drove Dolmatov to suicide.
"Which special service interrogated him? I believe that it was a mixed team. One or two officers from the Dutch special services and someone from the NATO allies, maybe a British officer or a CIA officer," Limonov said.
"I agree that two countries contributed to Alexander Dolmatov's tragic fate - Russia and the Netherlands. But it was the Netherlands that killed him," he said.
All rights reserved by Rossiyskaya Gazeta.
to our newsletter!
Get the week's best stories straight to your inbox