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28.05.2008

72 racially-motivated killings in Russia this year

   

More than 70 people have died since the beginning of this year as the result of xenophobic attacks, the Director of the Moscow Human Rights Bureau Alexander Brod told Interfax on Tuesday. Citing the results of monitoring, Mr Brod stated that from January to the middle of May 2008 more than 126 attacks had been recorded, with 72 deaths and no less than 137 people receiving injuries.

He added that for the whole of last year more than 50 people died of racially-motivated attacks and no less than 200 were injured.

www.interfax.ru

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