Aktobe attack: 7 handed life sentences for terrorism in Kazakhstan

Seven were handed Monday life sentences for terrorism in Aktobe, Kazakhstan, court ruled.

The judge at the specialized inter-district criminal court of Aktobe region delivered a verdict in one of the most high-profile terrorism trials in Kazakhstan – Aktobe attack of June 5. The hearings were held on November 28 in closed mode for safety reasons.

At the previous hearings, public prosecutor asked to sentence seven of the defendants to life in prison.

Zhanabai Kuanyshbayev, Bakyt Kuanyshbayev, Alibek Akpanbetov, Arsen Tanatarov, Askhat Rakhmetov, Anuar Sadikhov, and Askhat Imangaliyev were found guilty of terrorism and handed life in prison and all of their properties will be confiscated.

Another defendant Azamat Abdrakhmanov has been sentenced to 20 years in prison with confiscation of property; Aidos Zhubanov – 22 years in a strict regime colony.  They were found guilty of committing grave and especially grave crimes against persons, property, and public security and order.

The defendants went on trial in late October.

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