Russian white supremacists tried for attacking Vietnamese

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A court in the Russian city of Ulyanovsk on Tuesday began the trial of a white supremacist group known as Simbirsk White Power for their racially motivated attacks on foreigners, including Vietnamese.


Three defendants a worker and two boys aged 16-17 were arrested in 2011 after attacking a Vietnamese national and causing damage worth around US$10,000.


The three "˜skinhead' defendants face jail terms of eight years each.


The group was first established in 2010 by a 21-year-old Ulyanovsk resident with nine members, but all of them were arrested and sent to court in March the same year after they committed several crimes against foreigners, including the murder of a man from Cameroon.


The nine received jail terms ranging from two to 22 years.


In April 2011, the group surfaced again with three aforementioned members.  


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