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Nikolai Alekseev, Russia’s Leading Gay Activist Arrested. Whereabouts Unknown

Nikolai Alekseev, Russia’s leading gay activist and organizer of Russia Pride was arrested at the Moscow airport as he was about to board an Air Swiss flight to Geneva, Switzerland.  Russian Police have not answered questions concerning the reason why Alekseev was arrested and his whereabouts at this time is unknown.

\In a statement release by gay activists in Moscow via The UK Gay News:

“The Russian border police asked Swiss Air Lines to cancel his boarding pass and to offload his luggage from the plane, causing a 30-minute delay to the flight’s departure. ‘[Mr. Alekseev] had time to call a friend as well as the news agency Interfax,’ the statement read. ‘Reports of his arrest have been republished in the evening through the Russian media. As he told his friends and the media, no explanation was given to him on the motive of his arrest. A group of three activists from GayRussia led by Nikolai Baev went to the airport to try to locate Nikolai. The airport police told them that Nikolai was not retained by the airport police and one police officer suggested that he was being interrogated by the FSB (ex-KGB) at its headquarter in Lubyanka (Central Moscow).'”

According to Gay Russia:

Russian activist applied yesterday for a picket scheduled for Sept 21 on the anniversary of Moscow Mayor Luzhkov with the title “Luzhkov – Gomiki. (English translation for Gomiki is Faggot.) The activists wanted to protest a Court decision which dismissed their complained against the Mayor who said that gays are “gomiki” in a TV interview in June 2009.

A recent law passed by the Russian Parliament and signed-off by President Medvedev in July of this year allows the FSB to echo Soviet practices. The punishment for ignoring a warning was unclear, but 15-day jail sentences are envisaged for “obstructing an FSB officer’s duties”.

This new provision was denounced by human rights activists as an attempt to prevent human rights activists to organize rallies and public protest by preemptively arresting them.

The headquarter of the Moscow Police said tonight to Human Rights activists Ludmila Alekseeva that Nikolai Alekseev is not registered within their database. The FSB denied to answer tonight. No more information is expected before tomorrow morning.

Under Russian law, enforcement authorities have no right to detain people for long periods without charges and without giving reasons for the detention, but this time has already expired at 10pm Moscow time.

Courage Nikolai.  Courage.

Boner Update – Missing Actor Andrew Koneig’s Parents Drop Out Of Larry King Live At Last Second.

Parents of missing, depressed Growing Pains star Andrew Koenig were supposed to be on Larry King Live. But just two minutes before their interview, they walked out of the studio. 
Towards the end of the show, Larry King Live went to commercial with a teaser for an upcoming interview with Walter Koenig (Star Trek’s Checkov) and his wife, Judith. But when the show returned from break, they had abruptly left the Vancouver studio where they were going to be interviewed. 
Walter Koenig had been releasing updates via his website, most recently detailing that he had received a worryingly despondent email from his clinically depressed son on Feb. 16th. The obvious conclusion: After more than a week with no real developments, they got some news about their son, good or bad, that obviated the need for an interview.
Lets just hope its good.
Hang in there Andy.

BONER IS MISSING! – Andrew Koenig,Who Played ‘Boner’ on ‘Growing Pains,’ Is Missing

Police and worried loved ones are searching for actor Andrew Koenig, best known for playing “Boner” on ‘Growing Pains,’ who went missing in Vancouver a week ago.

Koenig, 42, was last seen on Feb. 14 and he missed his flight out of the Olympic host city two days later, according to a statement from TV host Dave Holmes on MaximumFun.org. Authorities are searching for the actor, who has recently been working as a camera operator on the comedy podcast, ‘Never Not Funny.’

While in Vancouver, he was staying with burlesque artist Jenny Magenta, who took to Facebook on Friday to ask for help in finding Koenig, whose parents told her he may be “severely depressed” about something.

For four years, Koenig played Mike Seaver’s affable best friend Richard “Boner” Stabone on ‘Growing Pains.’ He was written off the show in 1989 when “Boner” signed up for the Marine Corps.  He’s not gay, and probably not even Bisexual but he is a part of my 80’s childhood and IMO he was always much cuter than Kirk Cameron.  Also he might be in trouble, depression is a terrible thing, believe me I knowm  so I thought I should give a shoutout to anyone out there who might see or run into him.

Anyone with any information about Andrews whereabouts please contact Det. Raymond Payette of the Vancouver PD at 604-717-2534 or ask him to please contact his family