Latvian MEP says barred from entering Russia for Nemtsov funeral

 Latvian MEP Sandra Kalniete who planned to attend the funeral of slain Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov said Monday she had been refused entry into Russia at Moscow`s Sheremetyevo airport.

Riga: Latvian MEP Sandra Kalniete who planned to attend the funeral of slain Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov said Monday she had been refused entry into Russia at Moscow`s Sheremetyevo airport.

"After two hours of waiting they told me I was refused entry into Russia according to their codex paragraph 27, point 1. I asked what exactly does that paragraph say and no one was able to answer," Kalniete told AFP via telephone speaking from the airport where she said she would have to spend the night.

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