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Russian Scientist Gets Reduced Sentence

29 June 2005 (RFE/RL) -- Russia today reduced by one year the 14-year jail term being served by a Russian physicist convicted of spying for China.

Russia's Supreme Court ruled that Valentin Danilov is to remain in prison for 13 years.

Danilov's defense team says they are planning to appeal.

Danilov was convicted on espionage charges in 2004. He was arrested in 2001 and accused of selling defense-research secrets to China.


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