Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Drug Fighter Convicted in Russia

Egor Bychkov, the head of a drug rehabilitation clinic in Ekaterinburg, was sentenced to 3.5 years of imprisonment on charges of abduction and illegal detention (originally the prosecution had asked for 12 years). The clinic had allegedly forced drug addicts into rehabilitation using controversial methods. Bychkov stated the case was instigated by the drug mafia through corrupt law enforcement officers. The conviction has caused a public outcry.

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