Russian bikers released in Iraq, stay at embassy
MOSCOW, May 25 - RAPSI. The four Russian bikers arrested in Iraq on May 20 have been brought to the embassy, Vice Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin reported on Twitter on Friday.
The bikers said earlier that they were being taken somewhere in a car.
Four Russians were detained during a motorcycle trip around Iraq. They entered Iraq through the Kurdistan province where they are allowed to travel without visas. However, visas are required for Russian citizens who wish to enter Iraq.
The RAMCC motorcycle club told RIA Novosti that Oleg Kapkayev, Alexander Vardanyants, Oleg Maximov and Maxim Igntayev have been charged with espionage.
He said the bikers were detained by the Iraqi military and were delivered to a military base where they were stripped of their documents.