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Detained teenagers admit committing car arsons in Moscow

November 06, 2011, 0:28 UTC+3
Moscow police received a signal on November 4 at 06.00 that a Mercedes car burst in flames in the Voronezhskaya Street
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MOSCOW, November 6 (Itar-Tass) —— Four teenagers professing right-wing radical views, who were detained in Moscow on suspicion of car arson, have admitted their guilt, a spokesman for the Moscow police department told Itar-Tass on Saturday.

Moscow police received a signal on November 4 at 06.00 that a Mercedes car burst in flames in the Voronezhskaya Street. The car burnt out fully. Besides, flames leaped to two more cars parked nearby.

“According to testimonies of eyewitnesses of the crime, police nabbed a supposed arsonist. The young man confessed to the crime,” the press service said. Policemen detained soon three more supposed arsonists.

All the four, including two minors and a girl, study at a polygraphic college; three stated that they profess right-wing views. “One of them proposed “punishing” a neighbour at their house, and other backed this idea. A girl had a liquid for kindling charcoal, with which they sprinkled the car and then set fire to it,” the police department noted.

The press service reported that the girl was arrested only on Friday evening, since she participated in a demonstration of nationalists in Lyublino, a Moscow suburb.

“The suspects are now being checked on complicity in committing similar crimes in the Russian capital. They have pleaded guilty in 11 more such arsons. Their testimonies are being verified,” the spokesman said.

A criminal case has been opened over the arsons.

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