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Ukraine Sentences Azerbaijani Men For Attacks On Maidan Activists

A court in Kyiv has sentenced two Azerbaijani citizens for attacks against Maidan activists during the early 2014 protests that brought down Ukraine's former President Viktor Yanukovych.

The Obolon District Court found the two men guilty on charges of hooliganism, robbery, violent attack, and threatening to kill others.

The two defendants were sentenced on December 9 to four years in jail each.

The sentence for one of the men, whose names were not released, was suspended for three years.

Investigators said during their trial that the two attacked and severely beat two activists of pro-European Maidan protests in Kyiv in January 2014.

They were convicted of robbing one victim and taking part in the kidnapping of another Ukrainian activist that was held in captivity for two hours.

They also were convicted of beating the man they helped to kidnap and threatening to kill him.

Based on reporting by UNIAN and Interfax

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