Muslim sect lived underground with children for decade — RT Over 70 members of a reclusive Muslim sect have spent a decade in an eight-level catacomb in Russias Tatarstan. Their 27 children, some of them born underground, lived with them without access to education, healthcare or even daylight. The founder of the sect, 83-year-old Faizrakhman Satarov, claims he is the last Muslim prophet. About a decade ago, the self-proclaimed prophet ordered his followers to live in catacombs they had dug under his estate in the suburbs of the city of Kazan, capital of the region, situated on the Volga River. There they lived, completely isolated from the outside world, in unsanitary cells without electric light, heat or ventilation. Investigators reportedly found extremist books in the compound. The authorities had to remove 19 under-aged children and temporarily place them in care as conditions in the bunker were unsuitable for habitation. The children, aged between one and 17, had never left Satarovs estate. Some were born underground and have never even seen daylight. The children have been examined by a number of medics, who found the health condition of the underworld children satisfactory. They were properly nourished, but very dirty, pediatrician Tatyana Moroz told Vesti TV channel. The sectarians have expressed concern about their children being treated by medics, who "could do anything to them," member of the sect Fana Sayanova told local television. The Russian Childrens Ombudsman, Pavel Astakhov, said that their parents will have to undergo special treatment before they can be reunited with their children.