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Seven Suspected IMU Members Go On Trial In Tajikistan

(RFE/RL) February 8, 2007 -- The trial of seven suspected members of the banned Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) opened in Tajikistan's Soghd Province today.

The defendants, who include three Uzbek citizens, were charged with organizing a criminal group, terrorism, and other crimes.

The presiding judge, Mahmud Ashurov, said the defendants could face up to 20 years in prison if found guilty.

All seven were detained in July.

(Asia-Plus, ITAR-TASS)

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