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Brenton Summoned Again

The Foreign Ministry on Thursday demanded that Britain explain the arrest in London of a man suspected of involvement in a plot to murder self-exiled businessman Boris Berezovsky.

The ministry said in a statement that it had summoned British Ambassador Tony Brenton, who was told that Russia expected an official explanation about recent media reports that a person of Russian origin was arrested in connection with the purported plot.

British police confirmed that they had arrested a man on June 21 in connection with a plot to kill Berezovsky but released him two days later, handing him to immigration officials. (Reuters)

Court Orders Russia to Pay

The European Court of Human Rights on Thursday found Russian authorities responsible for the killing of 11 Chechens who disappeared more than seven years ago.

The court ordered Russia to pay 143,000 euros ($197,600) in damages to five Chechens who brought three separate cases related to a military operation in the settlement of Novye Aldy in early 2000, the court said in a statement

The court also found that Russia subjected one of the massacre's witnesses to inhumane treatment, the statement said.

The court ruled that the actions of OMON officers constituted inhuman treatment and violated the Chechens' rights to life, liberty and security. (MT)