The Independent, “Russia jails activists for up to 18 years after accusing them of belonging to ‘fictitious’ terror group”

Seven left-wing campaigners have been found guilty of terrorism charges by a Russian court, in what critics have condemned as an attempt to silence opposition. 

The men, aged between 23 and 31, were sentenced to jail terms between 6 and 18 years on Monday.

They were accused of plotting attacks for an anarchist group known at Set, meaning Network, against the 2018 football World Cup, which was held in Russia, and the presidential election.

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