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School Boys sued by the Jewish Autonomous Region

Two 14 year-old schoolboys considering themselves skinheads are accused of having murdered three persons due to national hatred. On July 6, the local court informed a reporter of REGNUM about the incident.

Both defendants are charged with the following three paragraphs of the Russian Law Codex:

  • 105/2 deliberate murder on motive of national, racial and religious hatred
  • 214 vandalism
  • 30 attempt at murder

According to a testimony, both minors label themselves skinheads in spite of the fact that, according to local law enforcement, right wing organizations don�t exit in this region.

In the testimony they repeatedly expressed their aversion to Asians, Caucasians, and vagabonds. According to an ongoing investigation, the accused killed three persons without reason. During the beating of a victim, the students have been detained by a passing police squad.

The local court states, t copes the first time with such an event - murders due to national hatred.

The next court was dated for July 11; however, no court sessions will be accessible to public.

Source: REGNUM
Issued by: Moscow Bureau of Human Rights

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