Far-Right Leader Faces Incitement Charges

(November 24, 2008)

The head of the Movement Against Illegal Immigration (DPNI), Aleksandr Belov, faces charges of inciting ethnic hatred, according to a November 24, 2008 report by the RIA-Novosti news agency. The charges stem from statements he allegedly made at last year's "Russian March"--an annual gathering of far-right and neo-Nazi groups that police rarely interfere with. The DPNI is Russia's largest far-right group, and though it has suffered a split in leadership, its ideas are becoming more mainstream, evidenced by Russia
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