The three suspects, aged 18-20, are allegedly part of a gang of skinheads that attacked residents of the camp late on April 13, beating them with metal bars.
In addition to the two deaths, an elderly woman and a teenage girl were hospitalized with serious injuries.
Russia has seen a rise in racially motivated violence, with a series of recent attacks on immigrants and ethnic minorities.
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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