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'Not guilty' plea over fatal stabbing of Russian which led to Moscow riots

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'Not guilty' plea over fatal stabbing of Russian which led to Moscow riots

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An Azerbaijan citizen has pleaded not guilty to the murder of an ethnic Russian man.

Orkhan Zeinalov was accused of fatally stabbing Yegor Shcherbakov last week.

He had earlier confessed to stabbing Yegor Shcherbakov in self-defence but reversed his statement.

The killing led to anger in Moscow against people from the Caucasus and rioting over the weekend