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Tass reports on Russian Marine’s (Maxim Kovtun) sentencing

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VLADIVOSTOK, January 26 (Itar-Tass) — A military tribunal sentenced on Friday marine officer of the Russian Pacific fleet Maxim Kovtun to three years in prison for hazing subordinates. He was stripped of his military rank and barred from occupying command and management positions for three years after release.

The tribunal found Kovtun guilty of “office abuse with the use of violence” against twelve servicemen.

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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