Organizer of Kazakh Taraz terrorist attack sentenced to life imprisonment
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 9 / Trend E. Kosolapova/
The specialized inter-district court of Kazakhstan's Zhambyl region on criminal cases sentenced the organizer of terrorist attack in the city of Taraz in November 2011 to life imprisonment, deputy head of the 4th department of regional prosecutor office Rahmetulla Akhmetov said at the press conference in Taraz, Novosti-Kazakhstan reported.
Bakhytzhan Zhapparov, who organized the terrorist attack, was found guilty of inciting social, national, racial or religious hatred, creation of a terrorist group, promoting terrorism, illegal weapons possession, theft and extortion of weapons and murder.
Other three members of the Taraz terrorist group were sentenced to 18 - 25 years imprisonment at the colony. The fifth defendant was returned guilty only of illegal purchase, transfer, sale, storage, transportation and carrying of weapons, ammunition and explosives and was sentenced to five years imprisonment at the penal colony.
The terrorist attack committed on Nov. 12, 2011 has become the most bloody in Kazakhstan's modern history. It killed seven people, including five police officers.