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Dead Russian Woman's Family Brings Her Body to Protest, Claiming Legal Dispute Killed Her

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A dead Russian woman's relatives and former colleagues brought her body to a local administrative building to protest officials who they claim were responsible for her death, the state-run RIA Novosti news site reported.

Irina Fokina, who died March 28 at age 51, had been accused of conducting business illegally with her transportation company in the western Russian town of Ryazan. Her husband claimed the stress caused by local officials suing her and her company led to her death.

Fokina’s relatives and colleagues carried her from the morgue to a picket outside the Ryazan transport administration building on Saturday. Friends and family held signs saying “Who will give us our mother and wife back?” and “The Ryazan administration killed the transport operator.”

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In response to the picket, Ryazan authorities said they would offer the family psychological and legal assistance, the gazeta.ru news website reported.

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