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2 Sentenced to Life In Russian Bombings

A Moscow court on Monday sentenced two men to life in prison for their involvement in a series of apartment-house bombings that triggered the latest war in Chechnya, a verdict that the Kremlin’s critics denounced as a “show.” Yusuf Krymshamkhalov and Adam Dekkushev were convicted on charges of terrorism, murder, illegal possession of and trafficking in explosives, and other crimes in relation to the 1999 bombings in Moscow and Volgodonsk. The bombings killed 246 people. Prosecutors said that the pair made explosives, packed them in sugar sacks and drove them to Moscow and the southern city of Volgodonsk on orders of Chechen rebels. According to the charges, the two residents of the southern region of Karachayevo-Cherkessia, which is west of Chechnya, drove a truckload of explosives right to the wall of the apartment building in Volgodonsk. Full Story

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