Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

War against Police in Russia

Posted by Info on 02/11/2010

On Monday Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev said:About 900 police officers have been killed or injured over the past two years as the number of attacks against the police force has tripled.The figures include police officers serving in the volatile North Caucasus, without providing separate statistics for casualties in the region.

In total, about 25,000 criminal offenses toward police officers are committed nationwide every year. About 1,000 police officers have had to ask for state protection for themselves and their families this year, a 7 percent increase from 2009.

As if to drive the point home, unidentified assailants tried to torch a police precinct in northern Moscow’s Khovrino district with a Molotov cocktail later Monday.


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