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Veteran Russian scientist gets 14-year sentence for treason

Published : Tuesday, 21 May, 2024 at 7:02 PM  Count : 393

Russian physicist Anatoly Maslov, who was arrested in 2022 and accused of state treason, stands behind a glass wall of an enclosure for defendants before a court hearing in Saint Petersburg, Russia, May 21, 2024 REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

Russian physicist Anatoly Maslov, who was arrested in 2022 and accused of state treason, stands behind a glass wall of an enclosure for defendants before a court hearing in Saint Petersburg, Russia, May 21, 2024 REUTERS/Anton Vaganov


Russian physicist Anatoly Maslov was convicted of treason on Tuesday and sentenced to 14 years as per a penal code, reports Reuters.

Maslov, 77, is one of a string of eminent Russian scientists who have been charged with treason in recent years.
He and a number of the others had conducted theoretical work in areas relevant to the development of hypersonic missiles -- cutting-edge weapons capable of carrying payloads at up to 10 times the speed of sound to punch through air-defence systems.

Maslov was convicted by a St Petersburg court following a trial that was close to the media. He had protested his innocence.

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