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Moscow Court Sentences Two For Terrorism


MOSCOW -- A Moscow municipal court has given lengthy prison terms to two men found guilty of organizing terrorist attacks in the Russian capital 10 years ago, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.

Khalid Khuguyev and Magomadzair Gadzhiakayev, both from the North Caucasus, were found guilty of organizing and carrying out bomb attacks on Moscow's Intourist Hotel and the Okhotny Ryad Trade Center in 1999.

Khuguyev was sentenced to 25 years' imprisonment and Gadzhiakayev received a 15-year sentence.

The court also ruled they should pay 8 million rubles ($263,000) in compensation to victims of the bombing.

One person was killed and 50 injured in the twin attacks.
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