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MOSCOW, October 16, 2013

Updated: October 16, 2013 16:12 IST

QuestionAuthorityA Dutch diplomat was beaten up by two unidentified men who barged into his apartment in central Moscow, authorities said on Wednesday, in an attack that follows the arrest of a Russian diplomat in the Netherlands that caused outrage in Russia.

The incidents involving the Russian and Dutch diplomats come at a time of growing tensions between the two countries over Russia’s seizure of a Dutch-flagged Greenpeace ship and Russia’s anti-gay laws.

Russia’s Investigative Committee said on Wednesday in a statement that it was investigating the attack on the diplomat, who it said was pushed to the floor and tied up with tape.

why afher calling for help nobody arrived?
why being tied up?
why were all the light fromall the appartements switched off?

The Netherlands last month appealed to the international U.N. tribunal bout a Sept. 18 incident in the Pechora Sea, when Greenpeace activists from the vessel Arctic Sunrise — flying a Dutch flag — landed on a Russian oil rig to protest drilling in the Arctic.

They were arrested on charges of piracy.

“It is possible that the beating of a diplomat is due to the incident with the Greenpeace activists,” Russian political scientist Pavel Svyatenkov told the Moscow daily Kommersant.

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