The Court for Heinous Crimes has issued a verdict for sentencing members of criminal group Jamaat-al-Muvahidun, which were accused for conspiracy in Azerbaijan, to long-term imprisonment, Trend reports with reference to the release issued by press service of Ministry of National Security of Azerbaijan (MNS).
The release states the operations driven by MNS agents in summer 2005 resulted in elimination of criminal group and brining its members to the court; Ilkin Ismaylov, leader of the group, was sentenced to 15-year imprisonment. Alongside, members of the group Faik Kerimov and Farid Aslanov were sentenced to 10 years, Vusal Bayramov, Emin Akperov and Tarlan Alimardanov to 9 years of jail.
The release says that in July 2002 Ilkin Ismaylov began gathering people that further would make a jihad in Iraq and Afghanistan, thus commit terrorist attacks. As a result, it was decided to send four members of the group to pursue the training in one of terrorist camps in the Middle East.
However, late it was decided to make jihad in Azerbaijan. Terrorists target became Azerbaijans governmental authorities, which, as terrorists opined, supported the anti-terrorist coalition. The list of victims also included Ambassadors of the USA, Israel and Russia to Azerbaijan, as well as attacks against strategic facilities of Azerbaijan.
To draw the terrorist attacks, in june 2005 members of the group moved to a house in town of Novkhany, but on July 12, 2005 MNS agents apprehended them all.