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Negligence Suspected in Principal's Pretrial Death

A criminal investigation has been opened into the death of a Moscow high school principal in pretrial detention last week, the BBC Russian Service reported on Tuesday.

The Federal Prison Service said Andrei Kudoyarov died of a heart attack on Saturday, but the Investigation Committee said it suspects negligence.

On Monday, human rights activists launched their own investigation .

Kudoyarov was detained in May on suspicion of taking bribes.

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