Kazakhstan-born man murdered in Germany identified

23 июля 2013, 14:52
Kazakhstan-born man who died after he was attached by a neo-Nazi in the German city of Kaufbeuren has been identified, Tengrinews.kz reports citing the press-service of Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry.

The name of the victim is Konstantin Molchanov (born in 1978), the Ministry writes. The man has been living in Germany since 2005. According to the latest information, the fight happened in a pub during the Bavarian folk festival and involved the pub’s visitors and security personnel. Molchanov was not among initiators of the fight but was suddenly attacked by the seven-members gang and received the injuries. He died hours later in a hospital.

Molchanov’s attacker was arrested and is charged with murder, the Ministry added. A criminal case has been initiated. The deadly incident is being investigated by the Bavarian police. Kazakhstan embassy in Germany is monitoring the situation closely.

Earlier German media reported that the fightwas initiated by neo-Nazis. However, neither Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry nor German law-enforcement authorities commented on the gang's links to the movement.

By Dmitriy Khegai

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