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Two Tajik Migrant Workers Found Dead In Russia

  • RFE/RL's Tajik Service

Two Tajik migrant workers have been found dead in Russia's Chelyabinsk Oblast, the victims of a suspected beating.

The Tajik Embassy in Moscow said on November 13 that the bodies of Abdumanon Sanginboev, 31, and Sairiddin Mutrifov, 22, were found in the town of Kaigorodovo on November 12.

Officials say their injuries indicated they had been severely beaten.

Russia's Investigative Committee said that two local men, whose names were not released, were detained as suspects.

Investigators said the two Tajik migrants may have been killed during an attempt by the two suspects to steal scrap metal.

Attacks against migrant workers from Central Asia and the Caucasus have increased in Russia in recent weeks after a young Russian man was stabbed to death in October in Moscow, allegedly by a migrant worker from Azerbaijan.
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