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Four detained in the French city of Dijon were charged after the riots with the participation of members of the Chechen Diaspora and local residents of the North African community. This was stated by the city attorney Eric mate, reports TASS.
According to the French law enforcement authorities, three of them immigrants from Russia living in Saint-Etienne, Troyes and Dole. The fourth detainee is a French citizen, born in Russia and living in the moment, in Dijon. All of them were between 23 to 53 years.
“The detainees acknowledged that was present at the event, but denied having committed any acts of violence and vandalism,” said the mate.
In the Embassy of Russia reported that they know about the Russian citizenship of the detainees in the unrest. “In connection with the announcement of the French Prosecutor, we will send an additional request of the French side,” — said the diplomat.
It is noted that the investigation is conducted on the facts of attempted murder as part of an organized group, causing violence and harm and incitement to violence.
Earlier, police arrested six members of the Chechen Diaspora in Dijon, involved in the riots. They began after members of the Diaspora decided to take revenge for the alleged brutal beating of 16-year-old compatriot local drug traffickers. According to prosecutors, about 20 people were injured.
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