Ust-Kamenogorsk convicts 9 extremists

By Alexander Bogatik

Ust-Kamenogorsk -- Members of Tablighi Jamaat, an outlawed extremist group in Kazakhstan, were sentenced from 1 to 2.5 years in prison, Kazakhstani news agency reported on October 10.

The convicts formed an affiliate cell in East Kazakhstan Province and recruited new members.

The court sentenced the ringleader to 2.5 years in a minimum security prison. Moreover, he was prohibited from spreading religious ideas. His followers received sentences from 1 to 1.5 years in prisons, first-time offender prisons, or a year on parole.

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