Russian extremist arrested for Jew-killing brigade


(JTA) — A far-right activist in Russia was arrested for creating a brigade to kill Jews.

Police in Zlatoust arrested the 34-year-old suspect accused of creating a "punishment brigade" to murder Jews and people from the Causcasus, the local news agency Ural Inform Byuro reported, according to the UCSJ: Union of Councils for Jews in the Former Soviet Union.

The suspect had announced the creation of the brigade in a local anti-Semitic newspaper that also featured lists of "enemies of the people," mostly Jews and people from other minority groups, to be killed.

Police charged the suspect with forming an extremist group and inciting ethnic hatred, according to UCSJ.

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