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Supermarket Shooter Yevsyukov Stays in Arctic Jail

A Moscow court on Tuesday rejected a request to transfer former policeman Denis Yevsyukov from a prison in the Arctic, where he is serving a life sentence for killing two people in a supermarket shooting rampage in April 2009, to a facility closer to his family in Moscow, Interfax reported.

Yevsyukov, who was convicted in February, and his parents have filed separate complaints seeking his transfer, saying it would make it easier for them to keep in contact.

The court did not say why the request was denied, but prison officials have said an inmate may only be transferred between prisons if his life is in danger.

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