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A 77-year-old Russian physicist has been sentenced to 14 years in a penal colony for treason, the latest in a string of cases against experts working on the science that underpins Russia’s development of hypersonic missiles.

Anatoly Maslov was convicted by a St Petersburg court following a trial that was closed to the press, according to Reuters. He had protested his innocence.

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