Russian authorities sued by metro blasts victims for first time

22:11, May 11, 2010      

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Representatives of a child, who lost his parents in the Moscow metro blasts, have filed a claim against Russian Ministry of Finance, demanding 5 million rubbles (about 163,934 U.S. dollars)for compensation, reported the Russian media.

The 5-year-old boy became an orphan after the suicide bombs went off in Moscow metro on March 29.

This was the first time the victims filed a claim against authorities since the tragedy, which claimed 40 lives.

Igor Trunov, a lawyer who represents the victims, said that a complaint was also filed against Russia's National Antiterrorism Committee for negligence.

However, according to the lawyer, the victims slightly hope to receive the money, as the law points out that the terrorists are responsible for the attack, not the government.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:梁军)

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