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Army Assaults Rise Sharply

Assaults on soldiers by their superiors have risen sharply this year, Chief Military Prosecutor Sergei Fridinsky said Thursday.

Fridinsky said that in the first half of the year, assault cases were brought against 75 lieutenants and more than 170 sergeants. He said that amounts to a 15 percent increase in beatings compared with the previous year.

(AP)

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