Sam Patten

The Looming Sochi Disaster

Feature: Russian Crackdown Seeds Fear as Sochi Prepares for Winter Olympics

He threw a brick at the man who followed him out of a bar in Sochi, Russia, because the man was wielding a knife, Idris told local police. Then, while he was giving his side of the story to a uniformed police officer, the man who Idris said had the knife—now revealed to be an off-duty policeman—punched him in the back of the head.