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2 teenagers charged with hate attack in Petersburg

October 09, 2013, 15:23 UTC+3

The attackers then placed the video of the beating on the Internet

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ST. PETERSBURG, October 9 (Itar-Tass) - Petersburg investigators have officially charged two teenagers with hate attack, an official at the regional department of the Investigative Committee told Itar-Tass on Wednesday.

The investigator said the adolescents stopped a 14-year-old schoolboy in the street on September 24 to overpower and humiliate him in a hate attack.

The attackers then placed the video of the beating on the Internet. The victim was forced to chant "Anzhi (a football club) is champion" and say insulting phrases about Russians. One of the attackers is a native of Uzbekistan, aged 15, who attends a corrective school in the city. The second attacker, a 16-year-old native of Dagestan, is staying in Petersburg at his relatives'.

The suspects are on recognizance.

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