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Russia convicts Putin-critic MH17 killer for ‘inciting extremism’

Posted on AllSides January 27th, 2024
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The MH17 killer has been sentenced, but not in the Netherlands, not for life, and not for the murder of 298 people.  

Igor Girkin, a pro-war Russian nationalist, was instead found to be complaining too much on social media about President Vladimir Putin’s leadership of the war against Ukraine.

A court in Moscow on Thursday found Girkin guilty on charges of inciting extremism after his series of diatribes against the Russian leader appeared to go too far.

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