[JURIST] The US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] on Thursday sentenced [memorandum, PDF] reputed Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] to 25 years imprisonment. Bout, 45, was convicted in November [JURIST report] on four counts of conspiracy [press release] in relation to his proposed sale of anti-aircraft missiles to drug enforcement informants posing as potential buyers for the guerrilla Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) [NYT backgrounder], which the US...

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