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Mothers Of Beslan School Massacre Victims Detained For Protest At Memorial

Five women were detained on September 1 for protesting at a memorial to the victims of Russia's Beslan school massacre 12 years ago. The women -- four of whom lost children in the tragedy -- wore t-shirts that read "Putin is the executioner of Beslan." The tragedy left 334 people dead, including 186 children. Most of the victims were killed by explosions or gunfire as special forces stormed in to retake the school from Islamic militants who were holding some 1,200 people hostage. The protesters could face time in custody or fines for violating a law against unauthorized protests. (Novaya gazeta/Elena Kostyuchenko)