The Kazakh youth, meanwhile, was beaten by a group of young people in the city of Surgut on April 2. He was hospitalized with a concussion, a broken nose, and broken teeth.
Russia has seen a recent rise in racist attacks. Last month, seven Russian youths were jailed over the stabbing death of a 9-year-old Tajik girl in St. Petersburg.
(AP, news.ru, ITAR-TASS, Interfax)
Epidemic Of Hate
Yusuf Sultonov, whose 9-year-old daughter was beaten and stabbed to death in St. Petersburg on February 9, 2004 (TASS)
EXTREMISM ASCENDANT: More than half of Russians have xenophobic views, according to a report published in August 2005. In the report, rights groups say that -- despite progress in some areas -- racism, xenophobia, and anti-Semitism remain rife in Russia. But what worries watchdogs most are recent moves by nationalist-patriotic movements to form paramilitary groups....(more)
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