Banksy had bailed two members of the Russian arts collective Voina ("War") out of a horrific St Petersburg prison, where they were being held indefinitely awaiting trial. Voina is known for many provocative pieces, including the giant penis painted on a drawbridge facing secret police headquarters.
Leonid Nikolayev and Oleg Vorotnikov and Oleg's wife have since been cruelly beaten by secret policemen who also brutalized Oleg's toddler, Casper. The pair now face punitive psychotherapy, a practice widely feared in the Soviet era, when dissidents were committed to ghastly asylums.
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