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Russia’s Vesti television
reported Wednesday that prosecutors in Kazan, the capital of the
predominantly Muslim central province of Tatarstan, have also charged
Faizrakhman Satarov, the sect’s 83-year-old founder with negligence.

It
said Satarov declared himself a prophet — a claim that contradicts the
principles of Islam — and ordered some 70 of his followers to stop
contacts with the outside world and live in underground cells they dug
under a house outside Kazan in the early 2000s.

Vesti quotes
prosecutors saying some 20 children, aged between 1 and 17, lived there
for years, some of whom have never seen daylight.

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