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Russian Skinheads Guilty Of Murder In Racial Attacks

Eleven skinheads in St. Petersburg have been found guilty of hate crimes, including murder, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.

The members of the group were found by a jury to have stabbed several Moldovan, Armenian, Uzbek, and Cameroonian nationals in separate attacks in February 2007. One of the victims died from his wounds.

The jury ruled there were no mitigating circumstances in most of the attacks. All the defendants are young men from St. Petersburg or Leningrad Oblast.

The judge is expected in the coming days to sentence the group members.