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Bribes, kidnap and murder: Russia’s police turn to crime focus 09/02/2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Bribes, kidnap and murder: Russia’s police turn to crime

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09/02/2010
MOSCOW — Scandals involving police crime are becoming more and more frequent in Russia — kidnapping, murder, torture and corruption among them — casting doubts on President Dmitry Medvedev’s ability to reform the tainted force.

In the latest incident, four Moscow policemen were arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a businessman and driving off with him in the trunk of their car.

The man’s wife told police that her husband had been kidnapped from outside their house by camouflaged attackers.

The case was not unprecedented: three Moscow police officers had kidnapped two women in February, demanding 50,000 euros and threatening that the families would be framed in drugs cases if they failed to pay up..... MORE

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URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/commentary/20100902com3.html

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