Al Jazeera, “Russia jails anarchists accused of planning World Cup attacks”

A Russian court has imposed jail terms ranging from six to 18 years against seven left-wing campaigners after finding them guilty of “terrorism” charges.

Kremlin critics decried Monday’s ruling, saying the activists had been framed and some tortured.

The men, aged 23 to 31 and mostly from the provincial city of Penza, were accused of planning attacks against the 2018 FIFA World Cup and presidential election as part of an underground anarchist group called “the Network”.

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