Two of those sentenced are citizens of Uzbekistan, two are from Tajikistan, and the other is "a person without citizenship."
A spokesman for Uzbekistan's National Security Service, Olimjon Toraqulov, confirmed the court decision today to RFE/RL's Uzbek service and said the charges against the five people date back two years.
Tajik-Uzbek relations have been tense all year. Tajikistan jailed several people earlier this year after they were found guilty of spying for Uzbekistan.
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