Japanese man arrested over Putin straw doll nailed to shrine tree

プーチン大統領の顔写真貼った「わら人形」を神木に打ち付けた疑い 72歳男を逮捕

Kyodo -- Jun 16
A 72-year-old man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly nailing a straw doll bearing the face of Russian President Vladimir Putin to a sacred tree at a Shinto shrine near Tokyo, police said.

Mitsunobu Hino is suspected of property damage and trespassing, the police in Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture, said. The doll features a picture of Putin's face and came with a note in its breast wishing death to the Russian leader.

Hino is accused of trespassing on the grounds of Matsudo's Mikazuki Shrine at around 2:10 p.m. on May 19, and making holes in a "shinboku" -- a sacred tree -- by nailing the straw doll to it.

The police have confirmed similar Putin straw dolls at more than 10 shrines in the eastern Japan city since May. ...continue reading

Jun 16 (TBS NEWS) - 神社の境内をあるく男。バッグにはわら人形のようなものが。  ...continue reading

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