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February 10, 2005
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Russian Jewish human-rights groups demanded that lawmakers who signed an anti-Semitic letter be stripped of their parliamentary immunity from prosecution. In a letter to Prosecutor General Vladimir Ustinov and the speaker of the lower house of the Russian Parliament, Boris Gryzlov, distributed Wednesday, the Moscow Bureau for Human Rights, the Holocaust Foundation and other groups said the condemnation of the anti-Semitic lawmakers that already took place in the Duma should be followed by legal action against those responsible for the letter.

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