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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Lebed Speaks His Mind

Krasnoyarsk region Governor Alexander Lebed has called for a resumption of capital punishment and an end to the jury system, a news report said Monday.

Lebed also called for extending police officers' discretion to shoot to kill, according to an interview with the newspaper Izvestia. The article, scheduled for publication Tuesday, was quoted by Interfax.

"It is necessary to lift the moratorium on capital punishment and expand the sphere of its application," Lebed said.