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Georgia jails Russians on spy charges

RIA Novosti

23:28 06/07/2011 MOSCOW, July 6 (RIA Novosti) - A court in Georgia jailed nine people on Wednesday, including four Russians, on espionage charges.

Russian Yury Skrilnikov was jailed for 14 years. His co-defendants were jailed for at least 11 years.

Skrilnikov’s lawyer said before the trial that his patient was suffering from a fatal illness and was unable to walk.

The Russian Foreign Ministry earlier called Georgia’s claims to have uncovered a spy ring “propaganda.”

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