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News in Brief

Who Got Amnestied

MOSCOW (AP) -- The amnesty to encourage Chechen rebels to lay down their arms got a larger response from federal soldiers and civilians than from insurgents, Deputy Prosecutor Sergei Fridinsky said Monday, the deadline for rebels to surrender to authorities.

Fridinsky said more than 170 rebels have left their units under the amnesty and that 226 "servicemen, interior and penitentiary service officials and civilians" have benefited from the amnesty, Interfax reported.

General's Wife Arrested

MOSCOW (AP) -- The wife of a general was arrested Monday on charges of killing her husband during a quarrel, a prosecutor's office spokesman said.

Major General Sergei Moiseyev died of three gunshot wounds to his chest, and investigators suspect Moiseyev's wife, Irina, a warrant officer, of shooting her husband with a pistol during a family quarrel at their apartment in the city of Volgograd, the spokesman said.

Deputy Volgograd Prosecutor Mikhail Muzrayev said Irina Moiseyeva claimed she was acting in self-defense after her husband threatened her with a pistol.

Moiseyev served as the commanding officer of the 20th Motorized Infantry Division stationed in the Volgograd region.