RIGA - The Latvian prosecutor's office last week charged two more former Soviet officials with genocide.The indictments of Yevgeny Savenko, 85, and Nilolay Larionov, 77, bring the total of old men charged with ancient crimes up to seven. Only two have been tried so far, and both have been convicted. Alfons Noviks died in prison earlier this decade, and Mikhail Farbtuhs is in the process of appealing his conviction.With these trials, Latvia has a chance to take the lead over all other post-Soviet states in the prosecution of Soviet officials for "crimes against humanity." Estonia, with four ...
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