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Suspects Arrested In Attack On Russian Environmentalists

An earlier environmental protest, in 2006, against the Angarsk nuclear facility (ITAR-TASS) July 23, 2007 -- Russian police say they have detained 20 suspects in an attack on a camp of environmentalists near a nuclear site in Siberia that left a 20-year-old protester dead.

The attack occurred on July 21, near the Siberian town of Angarsk. Two of the detainees have been charged with premeditated infliction of bodily harm leading to death.

Read coverage in Russian by RFE/RL's Russian Service here.

Witnesses say the attackers were dressed in dark clothes, carried metal pipes and shouted nationalist slogans during the attack on the environmentalists, who had been camped out at the site for days.

The activists were protesting against the activities of a chemical plant outside Angarsk that processes uranium for the nuclear power industry.


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