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Posted inEastern Europe & Russia, Regions

Senior Russian Officers Stand Trial for Negligence in Chechnya

16 January 2002 MOSCOW, 16 January (Gazeta.Ru)–The trial of three Interior Ministry officers opened on 14 January in Moscow. They stand accused of criminal negligence leading to numerous deaths of fellow interior-ministry troops under friendly fire. However, as one of the defendants failed to appear pleading sickness, the court was adjourned until 18 January. Twenty-two […]