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Man jailed for Russian murder that sparked riots

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Man jailed for Russian murder that sparked riots


A long jail term has been handed down for a killing that sparked riots in Russia.

A Muslim man from the North Caucasus has been sent to prison for 20 years for the fatal shooting of an ethnic Russian.

The murder after a football match last December sparked some of the country’s worst ever ethnic violence since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Human rights groups have spoken out about a rise in nationalism and tension between Russia’s different ethnic groups.

The latest sentence comes just a week before nationalist groups are expected to use a public holiday to protest against immigration and ethnic minorities.

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