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Russian Group Says Killed 25 In Hate Crimes This Year


http://gdb.rferl.org/41B36F3D-3830-43A7-92FD-0F4A2D635138_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/41B36F3D-3830-43A7-92FD-0F4A2D635138_mw800_mh600.jpg A 2006 demonstration in Moscow against hate crimes (ITAR-TASS) May 2, 2007 -- The Moscow-based rights group Sova says 25 people have been killed and 154 injured in racially motivated attacks in Russia so far this year.


The group says this figure is one-third higher than the count in the same period in 2006.


The majority of attacks this year took place in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Nizhny Novgorod.


Russia has witnessed a surge in hate crimes in recent years.


(Interfax)

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