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Russian Soldier Tortured In Hazing Incident Hospitalized

Andrei Sychev

Andrei Sychev

CHELYABINSK, Russia -- Andrei Sychev, the army conscript who was left severely maimed after being beaten and tortured in a 2006 hazing incident, has been hospitalized again.

Sychev was hospitalized in late December with pain in his kidneys, which were seriously damaged during the beating three years ago.

He returned home after a few days but was taken to the hospital again on January 12, his sister told RFE/RL's Russian Service.

Sychev was 19 years old when he was bound and beaten for hours by soldiers at the Chelyabinsk Tank Academy.

He did not receive any medical care for three days and his legs and genitals had to be amputated after he was found.

Sychev's case sparked an outcry in Russian society after it was finally reported nationwide.