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Russian court cuts jail terms for Bolshoi acid attackers

A Moscow appeals court on Thursday cut the sentences for former Bolshoi soloist and two accomplices over an acid attack that nearly blinded the famed company's artistic director. Soloist Pavel Dmitrichenko had his six-year sentence in a strict-regime penal colony for the attack on artistic director Sergei Filin cut by six months, the RAPSI legal news agency reported. The perpetrator, Yury Zarutsky, and a get-away driver Andrei Lipatov, also had their sentences reduced from 10 to nine years and four to two years respectively.

Bolshoi dancer gets six years for acid attack

A Russian court on Tuesday sentenced a Bolshoi dancer to six years in a penal colony for masterminding an acid attack that nearly blinded the famed company's artistic director. Former soloist Pavel Dmitrichenko and two co-defendants were found guilty of carrying out a premeditated attack on Sergei Filin in a case that exposed vicious infighting at the storied institution. The January attack left Filin, 43, nearly blind as the acid flung in his face caused severe injuries to eyes and skin. He underwent dozens of operations and is continuing treatment in Germany.

Russian dancer gets six years for Bolshoi acid attack

By Maria Tsvetkova MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko was sentenced to six years in a high-security prison on Tuesday for ordering an acid attack that nearly blinded the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet and tarnished the reputation of the renowned theatre. A judge announced the sentence after convicting Dmitrichenko and two co-defendants of the attack on Sergei Filin last January, which exposed poisonous rivalries over roles, money and power at one of Russia's most prominent cultural institutions.

Court rules Bolshoi dancer guilty of acid attack

A Russian court on Tuesday found a Bolshoi soloist and two others guilty of an acid attack on the theatre's artistic director in a sensational case that exposed the dark underbelly of the storied company. Former dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko and his two co-defendants were found guilty of inflicting premeditated grievous bodily harm on Sergei Filin, ruled Judge Yelena Maksimova. The January attack left Filin nearly blind as the acid flung in his face caused severe injuries to eyes and skin. He underwent dozens of operations and is continuing treatment in Germany.

Court to pronounce verdict in Bolshoi acid attack case

A Moscow court on Tuesday was due to pronounce the verdict in the trial of Bolshoi soloist accused of masterminding an acid attack on the company's artistic director Sergei Filin. If found guilty of plotting the January attack with his two co-defendants, Pavel Dmitrichenko, 29, could be sent to a penal colony for nine years, the term sought by the prosecutors last week. Also on the bench are Yury Zarutsky, believed to be the man who cornered Filin near his house to douse his face in acid and Andrei Lipatov, accused of driving Zarutsky to the scene.

Russian prosecutors seek nine years for acid attack dancer

By Maria Tsvetkova MOSCOW (Reuters) - State prosecutors demanded a nine-year jail sentence on Friday for a dancer accused of ordering an acid attack that nearly blinded the Bolshoi Ballet's artistic director and exposed bitter rivalries at one of Russia's great cultural institutions. Pavel Dmitrichenko, a former soloist at the Bolshoi, showed no emotion as he sat still in a courtroom cage listening to the prosecution summary in a trial that lasted one month. The judge said she would issue a verdict on Tuesday.

9-year sentence sought against Bolshoi dancer over acid attack

Russian prosecutors Friday demanded a nine-year jail sentence for a Bolshoi ballet dancer accused of masterminding an acid attack that nearly blinded the troupe's artistic director, Sergei Filin. The long prison term sought for former soloist Pavel Dmitrichenko marks the latest twist in a headline-grabbing case that has captivated the ballet world and revealed deep fissures at the legendary theatre.

Russia seeks 9-year sentence for Bolshoi dancer over acid attack

Russian prosecutors sought Friday a nine-year jail sentence for Bolshoi ballet dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko over his alleged mastermind role in an acid attack that nearly blinded the troupe's artistic director. The prosecution also asked the court to sentence Dmitrichenko's suspected associate Yury Zarutsky to 10 years for flinging the sulphuric acid in the face of Sergei Filin on January 17, a crime that shocked Russia and scandalised the historic theatre.

Russia seeks 9-year sentence for Bolshoi dancer over acid attack

Russian prosecutors sought Friday a nine-year jail sentence for Bolshoi ballet dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko over his alleged mastermind role in an acid attack that nearly blinded the troupe's artistic director. The prosecution also asked the court to sentence Dmitrichenko's suspected associate Yury Zarutsky to 10 years for flinging the sulphuric acid in the face of Sergei Filin on January 17, a crime that shocked Russia and scandalised the historic theatre.

Russia seeks 9-year sentence for Bolshoi dancer over acid attack

Russian prosecutors sought Friday a nine-year jail sentence for Bolshoi ballet dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko over his alleged role in a January acid attack that nearly blinded the troupe's artistic director, Russian agencies said. The prosecution also asked the court to sentence Dmitrichenko's suspected associate Yury Zarutsky to 10 years for flinging the sulphuric acid in the face of Sergei Filin, a crime that shocked Russia's ballet world and scandalised the historic theatre. ma/zak/yad
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