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Kazakh Man Sentenced to Death in Islamic Extremist Attack

Wednesday, 02 November 2016 05:39 AM

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in the Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan has sentenced a man to death for killing 10 people in an Islamic extremist attack in the country's largest city earlier this year.

The court in Almaty on Wednesday found that 27-year-old Ruslan Kulekbayev was driven by "religious conviction" in the July shooting attack on a local police station that killed eight police officers and two civilians. Kulekbayev, who pleaded guilty to a terrorist attack and multiple homicides, said he was avenging his "Muslim brothers."

Five other people who supplied Kulekbayev with arms received prison sentences from three to 10 years.

Kazakhstan issued a moratorium on capital punishment in 2003, but courts are still allowed to hand it down as a sentence.

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A court in the Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan has sentenced a man to death for killing 10 people in an Islamic extremist attack in the country's largest city earlier this year.The court in Almaty on Wednesday found that 27-year-old Ruslan Kulekbayev was driven by...
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