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  Viktor Bout, a Russian arms dealer dubbed the “Merchant of Death” was  handed the short-end sentence of 25 years in a federal pen by a New York  judge after being convicted on terrorism charges

Bout was busted in  a sting operation, conducted by  US  DEA agents  in Thailand in 2008 and was later  extradited  to the United States. 

 Russia has scoffed at his sentence, calling it a miscarriage of  justice.  Read the AlJazeera English story with Video   Here