8 residents of Astana sentenced for engaging in terrorist activities


Eight residents of Astana have been sentenced for engaging in terrorist activities, as reported by the Kazinform agency referring to the city’s prosecutor’s office.

By the court’s verdict, 8 residents of Astana have been sentenced to imprisonment for a period ranging from 7 to 20 years for engaging in terrorist activities.

— The members of the terrorist group discussed relocating to the combat zone in Syria and the necessity of establishing a theocratic system of government in Kazakhstan. The leader of this group organized the financing of a terrorist organization conducting military operations in Syria. The guilt of the convicted individuals has been fully proven by the state prosecutor, — the statement reads.

The Astana prosecutor’s office warns citizens against visiting places and websites propagating radical Islamic ideas.

The verdict has entered into legal force.