POLITICS

Latest charges in Stanley Cup riot mean total of 67 people now face charges

03/08/2012 03:24 EST | Updated 05/08/2012 05:12 EDT
VANCOUVER - Nine months after Vancouver's Stanley Cup riot, prosecutors have approved charges against another three suspected rioters, bringing the total to 67 people.

The latest suspects include Mustafa Khan, a 19-year-old from Surrey; Vassili Kisselev, a 22-year-old from Coquitlam; and a 17-year-old young offender from Burnaby.

Khan is charged with participating in a riot and mischief, while Kisselev and the youth are charged with participating in a riot and break and enter.

Vancouver police have so far recommended charges against 150 people, but less then half have actually been charged and there's only been two convictions.

Twenty-year-old Ryan Dickinson pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 17 months, while 19-year-old Emmanuel Alviar pleaded guilty earlier this week and will be sentenced in May.

Police say they're still identifying suspects and blanketing Vancouver and nearby communities with thousands posters displaying photos of 100 suspected rioters, hoping the public will recognize them.