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Russian Prison Guards Arrested Over Inmate's Death

CHELYABINSK, Russia -- Three prison guards were arrested today in Chelyabinsk, Russia, on suspicion of killing a prisoner, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.

On June 2, an inmate of the labor camp No. 2 in Chelyabinsk was found dead. His name has not been made public. An autopsy and forensic tests established that he was suffocated and his body bore evidence of beating.

The investigators allege that the prisoner was killed by three prison guards. The guards, who have not been named, are reported to have confessed to the killing.

Russian Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika has taken the case under his personal control.