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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

War Crimes Charged

RIGA, Latvia -- The Latvian Prosecutor General's office on Monday said it has filed charges against Nikolia Larionov, a former Soviet official, for genocide and crimes against humanity.

Larionov, a 77-year-old Latvian citizen of Russian descent, is accused of deporting about 150 people from the western Latvian regions of Talsi and Ventspils to Siberia in 1949.

Larionov, the seventh former Soviet official charged in Latvia with war crimes, had not been arrested but was "under police surveillance