Monday, March 27, 2006

Moscow attacker - sentenced

Haaretz: The Moscow City Court on Monday sentenced a man who attacked worshippers in a synagogue with a hunting knife to 13 years in prison and mandatory psychiatric treatment.The court found Alexander Koptsev guilty of attempted murder on racist grounds for stabbing and wounding nine men in January at the Moscow synagogue.The sentence brought a chorus of catcalls and invective from Koptsev's supporters in the courtroom. One woman, who identified herself only as an Orthodox Christian journalist, loudly complained that Jewish children were getting educated in Moscow on Russian taxpayers' money."When will this end? Wake up, wake up," she shouted.....
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