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Russia’s Miftakhov says explosives used for fireworks - Foreign Ministry commissioner

January 27, 2014, 13:27 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, January 27. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian citizen Vladislav, who has been detained in the United States, says explosives were used for fireworks, Foreign Ministry Commissioner for Human Rights, Democracy and the Supremacy of Law Konstantin Dolgov said on Monday.

A staffer of the Russian consulate-general in New York talked with Miftanov by telephone. Dolgov quoted the Russian consulate-general’s staffer as saying “Miftanov told him there were fireworks due to be launched in the middle of nowhere.”

Dolgov said the U.S. authorities would give a notification on the detention of Miftakhov.

Miftakhov, 19, was detained in Altoona, Pennsylvania, on Friday, January 24. The Russian citizen is accused of keeping explosives.

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