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Ilya Baburin receives 25 years in a high-security penal colony for "setting fire to a military recruitment center"

Updated: 5 days ago

A military court in Novosibirsk has handed down the harshest sentence in the case of arson attacks on military recruitment centers in Russia, sentencing 24-year-old Ilya Baburin to 25 years in a strict regime colony for arson that did not happen. Baburin was charged with attempted organization of a terrorist attack, treason and other crimes. Despite the fact that the lawyer demanded acquittal, the court found Baburin guilty on a number of articles. Find out how a young man found himself at the center of a high-profile trial and what it means for the future of such cases in Russia on the BBC NEWS website.

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