Euro violence: 10 fans to face trial; 150 Russians escape arrest, says prosecutor

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Marseille, June 13: Some 150 suspected Russian football hooligans escaped arrest for Euro 2016 fan violence, while another 10 supporters from Britain, France and Austria will face trial, the Marseille prosecutor said.

(French minister urges sanctions against Russia, England at Euro 2016)

On Saturday, 35 mostly British supporters were injured, three seriously, in the worst violence at an international tournament since the 1998 World Cup in France.

Euro violence: 10 fans to face trial; 150 Russians escape arrest, says prosecutor

An England football supporter seriously injured in the violence remains in a "critical but stable" condition, prosecutor Brice Robin told a news conference.

"His attackers have not been identified," Robin said.

Six Britons, one Austrian and three French spectators will be tried Monday for the violence in Marseille, he said. He described the Russians who evaded arrest as "extremely well-trained".

Robin said the prosecution would request jail sentences for the defendants as well as a ban on entering French territory.

AFP

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