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Sverdlvosk region court to announce verdict in prison riot case

August 28, 2013, 7:46 UTC+3
The riot began on April 2, 2011 in penitentiary #62, town of Ivdel, Sverdlovsk region
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Photo ITAR-TASS/Sergei Shleyuk

YEKATERINBURG, August 28 (Itar-Tass) - Sverdlovsk region court on Wednesday is expected to announce a verdict in the case over riots in penitentiary #62 (town of Ivdel, Sverdlovsk region) in April 2011, in which one person was killed and another 14 were injured.

Nine defendants are in the prisoner's dock, accused of masterminding the riot, participation in it, malicious infliction of harm to health and manslaughter. The maximum sentences carries 15 years in prison, a court spokesperson told Itar-Tass.

The riot began on April 2, 2011. The investigator said several inmates, dissatisfied with the prison regulation and the conduct of their "colleagues," had started a fight, using sticks and planks. The conflict involved 100 to 150 inmates. Damage to prison property is estimated at some 600,000 rubles, the regional department of the Investigative Committee told Itar-Tass.

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