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Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty: Several Detained At Trial Of Russian Mathematician Who Claims He Was Tortured

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A mathematician at the center of a high-profile trial in Russia gave a final statement to a Moscow court on December 25 as police detained journalists and activists gathered outside. 

Azat Miftakhov, a self-declared anarchist who says he was tortured in custody, thanked those who have supported him through the ordeal as he faces up to six years in prison on hooliganism charges when a verdict is announced on January 11. 

Outside the court, police detained almost 20 people who had come out…

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