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Moldovan, Russians On Trial In Prague For Alleged Support Of Terrorists

A Moldovan national and three Russian citizens from North Caucasus region have gone on trial in the Czech capital, Prague, for alleged links with a radical Islamist organization and forging documents.

One more Daghestani and two Bulgarian citizens were also in the courtroom on charges of forging documents and illegal distribution of IDs.

The defendants denied any links to the Jamaat Shariat organization, which has been reportedly involved in a number of terrorist attacks in Moscow and Russia's republic of Daghestan.

The seven were arrested last year.

Investigators say the group was involved in forging IDs for individuals from Daghestan linked to terrorists based in Germany.

The trial is the first Islamic extremism and terrorism-related hearing in the Czech Republic.

Based on reporting by CTK and