Summarized by Kent Larsen
U S State Dept Condemns Attack on Mormons August 20th
WASHINGTON, DC -- The US State Department yesterday condemned an attack on a
Mormon group in Volgograd August 20th as well as recent attacks on Jews and
Jehovah's witnesses and called on the Russian government to prosecute the
perpetrators "to the fullest extent" of the law.
"We call on the Russian government to conduct full and thorough
investigations of these incidents on an urgent basis. Those responsible
should be prosecuted to the fullest extent under Russian law," said the
statement released yesterday.
The attack on the Mormons happened in Volgograd (formerly known as
Stalingrad) where extremists disrupted two separate gatherings of Mormons
and Jehovah's Witnesses, beating worshippers and threatening two American
LDS missionaries, according to the US State Department.
U.S. Urges Prosecution of Russian Extremists
Russia Today (Reuters) 4Oct00 N1