Georgian Dead in Police Cell

27 January 2010
A Georgian citizen was found hanged in a police cell in the Moscow region, RIA-Novosti reported Tuesday.

The unemployed man, who had been detained on suspicion of robbery and was not identified, was believed to have committed suicide in the police detention center in the town of Zhukovsky, 30 kilometers southeast of Moscow, the report said, citing the police.

An inquiry has been opened into whether negligence by police officers at the detention center might have allowed the death.

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