Three Young Men Detained In Krasnoyarsk For Beating Armenian

THREE YOUNG MEN DETAINED IN KRASNOYARSK FOR BEATING ARMENIAN

ITAR-TASS, Russia
July 3 2006

KRASNOYARSK, July 3 (Itar-Tass) – Three young men who have beaten
a citizen of Armenia out of national hatred have been detained in
Krasnoyarsk, the territorial Prosecutor’s Office told Itar-Tass
on Monday.

According to Yelena Pimonenko, the senior aide to the Krasnoyarsk
territory Prosecutor, one of the suspects said during the detention
that he was "an ideological leader of Krasnoyarsk skinheads" and
explained that his attack was motivated by nationalist reasons.

Federal court of the Sovetsky district of Krasnoyarsk charged him
under article of the Russian Criminal Code envisaging punishment for
"inciting hatred or animosity and abasement of human dignity on racial
grounds in public with the application of violence."

"The investigation is checking the arrested man for involvement in
similar crimes," said Pimonenko.

The Armenian citizen was cruelly beaten up by a group of youth on the
Tatyshev Island on June 21. The attack victim got serious physical
injuries.

"It is the first high-profile manifestation of nationalism in
Krasnoyarsk," Pimonenko pointed out.

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