A British man was sentenced Tuesday to five days of detention for urinating on one of Latvia's most treasured monuments.
A court official said the Briton, who denied the charges, would serve his detention in a police cell after being found guilty of urinating on the Freedom Monument.
The 138-foot-high monument, erected in 1935, is a symbol of the Baltic state's resistance to foreign rule, which included 50 years of Soviet occupation.
People detained for acts of disrespect in the past have been fined. One man wearing a kilt exposed his genitals at the monument last year.