Jury finds Cherkesov guilty in murder of Spartak fan Sviridov

A Moscow city court jury has found Aslan Cherkesov guilty of the premeditated murder of Yegor Sviridov, a fan of the football club Spartak.

Sviridov, a Moscow resident, was shot dead in a late night brawl in December 2010. The incident has since sparked race-hate riots and ethnic clashes across Russia.

Cherkesov, who is a resident of Nalchik in Kabardino-Balkaria, and five other co-defendants from the North Caucasus, were also found guilty of the lesser charges of hooliganism and battery.


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