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Five Russian Youths Sentenced For Killing Jewish Man


http://gdb.rferl.org/f0348d29-c618-4888-846e-aaee757cc54d_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/f0348d29-c618-4888-846e-aaee757cc54d_mw800_mh600.jpg (RFE/RL) February 9, 2007 -- A court in Russia's Urals city of Yekaterinburg has sentenced five youths to prison terms of up to 10 years for the racially motivated killing of a Jewish man in October 2005.


Prosecutors said the defendants were drunk when they attacked the victim at a city cemetery and stabbed him with a metal cross.


The 21-year-old man died later of his wounds. Russia has seen an increasing number of racially motivated attacks in recent years.


(ITAR-TASS)

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