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Tatarstan Sect Members Say Children Seized In Raid

Following a police raid on the group's compound on August 1, RFE/RL’s Tatar-Bashkir Service interviewed members of an Islamic sect in Kazan that has lived underground for over a decade. Children living underground with the group were sent to hospitals for check-ups, and some members of the sect may face charges of criminal negligence. One mother described being forcibly separated from her children during the raid.