2 Nationalists Detained Over Judge Killing

Two members of an ultranationalist organization accused of taking part in the killing of a federal judge were detained in Serbia and Ukraine, the Investigative Committee said Monday.

Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin said that one of the suspects, Ilya Goryachev, was detained in Serbia, while the other, Mikhail Volkov, was detained in Ukraine, Interfax reported Monday.

Both Volkov and Goryachev were members of the ultranationalist BORN organization, whose members are accused of killing Moscow City Court Judge Eduard Chuvashov, who presided over court hearings on far-right groups.

Chuvashov, 47, was gunned down in Moscow in his apartment building in Moscow in April 2010. It was the first murder of a federal judge in Russia over a six-year period.

Novaya Gazeta reported Monday that Goryachev lived in Serbia for a long time after leaving Russia in 2010.

Citing unidentified sources, the  newspaper said that Serbian authorities decided to detain Goryachev to avoid problems with European officials.

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