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Russian Rights Activist Attacked Near Moscow

Albert Pchelintsev, chairman of Against Corruption and Deception
MOSCOW -- A Russian rights activist was shot and severely wounded in an attack in the Russian city of Khimki, near Moscow, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.

Unknown assailants shot Albert Pchelintsev, the leader of the public movement Against Corruption and Deception, on his way home on July 25. He was hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the face.

Pchelintsev has been actively involved in promoting greater transparency between Khimki's city administration and the public.