| The City Prosecutor's Office has initiated a criminal
case against Yury
Belyayev, head of the Party of Liberty
and editor of newspaper Express Khronika for allegedly publishing an
article inciting attacks on ethnic
Caucasians, Interfax reported Monday.
Last year the Admiralteisky District Prosecutor's Office refused to
open a criminal case over the same article following a complaint by Mikhail
Amosov, head of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly. The
decision by the district prosecutor's office was rescinded by the City
Prosecutor's Office after Amosov insisted that the original decision was
unfounded and illegitimate, the report said.
The article called Boyevoi Dukh, or Fighting Spirit, was published
paper, 10,000 copies of which were
distributed in the city free of charge.
Investigators will also consider annulling the Party of Liberty's
registration, said Nikolai Vinnichenko, the
city prosecutor. "We are examining this group's activities,"
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