More than 80 people convicted for terrorism and extremism in 2013

Date: 08:21, 09-04-2014.

Astana. April 9. KazTAG - More than 80 people were convicted for terrorism and extremism in Kazakhstan in 2013, reports the General Prosecutor's Office.

"In 2013 the courts of the republic considered 38 criminal cases in respect of 83 people on the facts of extremism and terrorism. The number of convicts considerably reduced in comparison to 2012 (127 people)," reads the message.

Among the convicts 51 people committed terror crimes, 32- extremist crimes.

"The majority of cases were considered in Atyrau, Almaty, Aktobe, South-Kazakhstan, Pavlodar regions and Almaty," reads the message.

The analysis conducted by the center of security programs revealed a social portrait of terrorists.

"It is unemployed young man aged 28 with secondary education. He has no special education. Married, has several children," reads the message.

The number of pseudo-terrorism facts doubled last year from 35 to 64. Out of 64 people convicted last year for pseudo-terrorism, 49 were sentenced imprisonment, 11- freedom restriction, 3 received conditional terms.

"Within the frameworks of the national law update the draft Criminal Code will toughen responsibility for creation and participation in a terror group," reads the message.

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