A group of skinheads
in Russia were handed stiff jail sentences yesterday, after they attacked a group
of people and killed a police officer following a Public Enemy concert.
The Moscow City
Court sentenced six defendants anywhere from four to 18 years in prison. One
was banished to a mental institution.
A brawl broke out
in a Moscow subway last summer when the men attacked a group of people returning
home from the Public Enemy concert that took place in DK Gorbunova.
Nezavisimaya Gazeta reported that the men were not pleased with Public Enemy’s
‘black nationalist attitude” and waited for fans of the rap group
after the concert shouting "Russia is for Russian’s!"
When two officers
intervened to stop the ensuing fight, one of the officers was struck on the
head with a broken bottle and died a short time later.
A separate group
of men were also arrested at another subway station causing havoc, breaking
glass and attacking people passing by.