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Tajik Parliament Concerned Over Deadly Brawl At Moscow Cemetery

  • RFE/RL's Tajik Service

DUSHANBE -- Tajik lawmakers have expressed concern about deadly clashes between workers at a Moscow cemetery that left three Tajiks dead during the weekend.

The parliament speaker, Shukurjon Zuhurov, said at the parliament session on May 16 that he and a group of lawmakers will travel to Moscow on May 17 to discuss with Russian officials the deadly brawl at the Khovanskoye cemetery.

Some 30 individuals were injured in the clashes between migrants from Central Asia and Russian citizens from the North Caucasus region on May 14.

Many of the injured people sustained gunshot wounds.

Moscow officials said on May 16 that 13 injured persons remain in area hospitals, three of whom are in very serious condition.

Moscow police have detained dozens of people allegedly involved in the incident, including a police officer and the director of the cemetery, Yury Chabuyev, who has been dismissed.

With reporting by Interfax
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