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Russian Youth Charged With Killing Foreign Student

27 October 2005 -- Russian media said a man has been charged murder in connection with the slaying of a Peruvian student beaten to death earlier this month.

Two other students, from Spain and Peru, were badly injured in the 9 October attack in the central Russian city of Voronezh.

Interfax says the man charged with the murder is also a student. The suspect was not named.

Prosecutors charged at least 12 other youths suspected of taking part in the attack with lesser crimes.

The murder of the 18-year-old Peruvian who was studying in Voronezh followed a number of attacks on foreigners and sparked fears of a rise in xenophobia in Russia.