Cambridgeshire

Russian dissident Vladimir Bukovsky facing abuse image charges

Vladimir Bukovsky Image copyright PA
Image caption Russian dissident Vladimir Bukovsky is charged with the making and possession of indecent images of children

A Russian dissident is to be charged with the making and possession of indecent images of children.

Vladimir Bukovsky, 72, is to be prosecuted following an investigation by Cambridgeshire Police.

He faces five counts of making indecent images of children, a further five of possession of indecent images and one charge of possession of a prohibited image.

He will appear before Cambridge Magistrates' Court on 5 May.

Jenny Hopkins, chief crown prosecutor in the East of England, said: "We have concluded that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to prosecute Vladimir Bukovsky in relation to the alleged making and possessing of indecent images of children."

Mr Bukovsky has told the BBC Russian Service that it was the first time he had heard of the accusations and charges.

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