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Jailed Russian activist denies 1997 robbery

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MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian opposition activist who claimed he has been kidnapped and tortured denied new charges Wednesday of armed robbery — the latest step in a case activists say is meant to stifle dissent against President Vladimir Putin. Leonid Razvozzhayev was charged with leading an armed robbery in the eastern Siberian city of Angarsk in December 1997, Investigative Committee...