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Cherkesov found guilty

Cherkesov found guilty
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A Moscow city court jury has found Aslan Cherkesov guilty of the premeditated murder of Yegor Sviridov, a fan of the football club Spartak.

Sviridov was shot dead on 6 December 2010 when a street brawl broke out between football fans in the Russian capital.

The incident has since sparked race-hate riots and ethnic clashes across the country.

The 27-year-old, who faces between six years and 23 years in prison, pleaded not guilty to attempted murder, arguing that even though he had fired the weapon, he had done so in self-defence and without the intention to kill.

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