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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — German efforts to prosecute aging war criminals suffered a setback this week with the death of a retired Philadelphia toolmaker who had long been in the crosshairs of Nazi hunters.
By Maria Tsvetkova MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian court found two protest leaders guilty of inciting mass riots on Thursday in a case that the opposition sees as part of a clampdown on President Vladimir Putin's foes while all eyes are on Ukraine. The state prosecution has called for eight-year jail terms for Sergei Udaltsov and Leonid Razvozhayev, and they were expected to be sentenced later on Thursday. Udaltsov, who has been under house arrest since February 2013, and Razvozhayev were accused of coordinating protests which turned violent on May 6, 2012, the eve of Putin's inauguration for a third term as president. "Udaltsov, Razvozhayev ... agreed between themselves repeatedly on the organization of mass disorders on the territory of the Russian Federation," Judge Alexander Zamashnyuk told the Moscow court.