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Russian man sentenced to 12 years on terrorism charges for setting fire to military enlistment office

Source: TASS

A court in Russia’s Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug has sentenced a 20-year-old man named Vladislav Borisenko to 12 years in prison on terrorism charges for allegedly taking part in an arson attack at a military enlistment office in May, according to TASS. The case reportedly marks the first time anybody in Russia has been convicted of terrorism for setting fire to one of the offices.

Borisenko, who pleaded guilty in court, was initially charged alongside a man named Vasily Gavrilishen, though their cases were later separated. The men allegedly threw seven or eight Molotov cocktails at a military enlistment office, causing a small fire. Gavrilishen said in court that he committed the crime for money after receiving an “order” on Telegram, and that Borisenko filmed it.

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