Tatars from Kazan pictured on the haj to Mecca (file photo) (ITAR-TASS)
July 10, 2006 -- Five Muslim teenagers appeared today in the highest court in the central Russian republic of Tatarstan accused of planning to commit terrorist attacks and create an Islamic state.
They and 19 adult members of the alleged plot face up to 10 years in prison if found guilty.
Their relatives and rights advocates say the case against them is fabricated.
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