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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Raid Called Illegal

VLADIVOSTOK, Far East -- A Vladivostok court on Friday ruled that a Federal Security Service raid on a nuclear physicist's home was illegal.

FSB agents raided nuclear physicist Vladimir Soifer's home last summer and seized documents and letters regarding his investigation of the Pacific Fleet's practice of dumping nuclear waste in the Sea of Japan, which they claimed were classified.

The Vladivostok court said the search was illegal because security agents had seized 38 items from Soifer's apartment. It ordered the return of all the items.