Russian court-martial jails officer for abuse costing conscript his legs Joshua Pantesco at 11:28 AM ET
[JURIST] A Russian court-martial sitting at a military base outside Khabarovsk in the far east of the country has sentenced Sergeant Dmitry Nagaitsev to five years in prison after he was convicted of abusing his rank and degradation for beating a private at an eastern Russian military base. Private Yevgeny Koblov suffered a nervous breakdown as a result of the hazing and was found unconscious in the basement of a building at the base after hiding from his tormentor for 23 days without food or protection from the elements. Koblov's legs were surgically removed to stop the spread of gangrene that had developed while he hid frm Nagaitsev. The court-martial also awarded Koblov around $7,500 USD in "moral" compensation. AFP has more.
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