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February 28, 2000
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A Russian court ordered that a student who stabbed a Moscow synagogue official last July be sent to a psychiatric clinic after it found him not guilty because he is legally insane. An official with the Union of Councils for Soviet Jews criticized the decision to send Nikita Krivchun to a clinic for the attack on Leopold Kaimovsky, especially because Krivchun had passed two previous psychiatric tests before a psychiatric commission active during the Soviet era made the recent diagnosis.

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