Criminal Cases of Illegal Migration in Moscow Rise 60-Fold

RIA NovostiThursday 5th December, 2013

MOSCOW, December 5 (RAPSI) – Prosecutions over illegal migration in Moscow have risen almost 60-fold in the past year, according to Russia’s Interior Ministry. Some 1,095 criminal cases over illegal migration were opened in Moscow in 2013, compared to just 19 last year, the ministry’s press service reported. Anatoly Yakunin, the Moscow City police chief, said earlier that nearly 840 had been initiated against people organizing illegal migration to the capital. Political concern over the issue has soared since riots erupted in the southern Moscow suburb of Biryulovo in O…

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