32 Kazakh inmates serving life sentences for terrorism


ASTANA -- Kazakhstan has 32 citizens serving life sentences in prison for terrorism, BNews.kz reported Thursday (August 2), quoting the leader of an Almaty think-tank.

Theologian Askar Sabdin, director of the Mysl (Thought) Centre for Applied Research, gave the figure at a seminar for Astana imams.

Half of the 32 terrorists with life prison terms come from Aktobe Province, he added.

At one prison in Kostanay Province, 30% of the inmates are convicted terrorists, he said.

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