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Expert On Extremism Attacked In St. Petersburg

Foreign students have held rallies against attacks on foreign nationals in St. Petersburg (file) (epa) June 20, 2007 -- A Russian expert on racist extremism is in hospital after being attacked near her house in St. Petersburg, RFE/RL's Russian Service reported.

Valentina Uzunova, a human rights activist, was beaten up on June 19 and is suffering from concussion as a result.

According to RFE/RL's Russian Service correspondent, Uzunova had received several threats.

The attack coincided with one-year anniversary of the murder of another prominent human rights activist, Nikolai Girienko.

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