2 ‘Guerrillas’ Face Life in Prison

18 June 2010
The Moscow Times

Two self-proclaimed “guerrillas” were charged Thursday with attempted murder in connection with a series of attacks on police officers in the Primorye region, RIA-Novosti reported.

The suspects, Vladimir Ilyutikov and Alexander Kovtun, face 12 years to life in prison if convicted of being part of a gang dubbed by the media as “Russian Rambos” for proclaiming vigilante justice against corrupt police.

The suspects surrendered after being trapped in a house by police in the town of Ussuriisk on June 11. Two other suspects committed suicide in the siege, police said.

The gang is thought to have killed two policemen and wounded six others between February and June.

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