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In Yakutia An Instigator of Ethnic Hostility is a Deputy Candidate

A deputy candidate for the city of Neriungri in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) is accused of instigating interethnic hostility.

The investigation is in relation to the circulation of pamphlets of an extremist content in Neriungri. As was reported in the procuratorship of the republic, the matter is being dealt with and will be passed on to court.

In July of this year in Neriungri, three youth handed out leaflets which contained degrading characteristics and negative comments relating to ethnic and religious groups. The leaflets also contained a call for actions against Muslims by Russians. Later, they got rid of leaflets with information that incited action against Chinese citizens who came to work on the construction of the Eastern Siberia-Pacific Ocean oil pipeline.

Criminal proceedings are being brought against four youth between the ages of 18 and 23. The court will provide an assessment of the criminal act.

One of the accused who disseminated leaflets, accused in kindling interethnic hatred and hostility, Dmitry Mavailer, obtained registration to be a candidate for deputy of the Neriungri town council. .

The election for the Neriungri deputy will take place on December 2nd, combined with the elections for the State Duma of the Russian Federation.



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