In Moscow, man suspected of financing terrorism detained

The Moscow Main Investigations Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation investigates a criminal case into the financing of terrorism under Part 1.1 of Article 205.1 of the Criminal Code of Russia (assisting in terrorism).

The suspect of said offences, Georgy Guyev, was detained due to joint efforts of investigators of the Moscow Main Investigations Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia and officers of the Federal Security Service of Russia.

According to the investigation, during the period from January 2015 to May 2019, the suspect had carried out the collection of funds and provided financial services for international terrorist organization ISIL which is banned in the Russian Federation, as well as for the founder of the Islamic fund Muhajiroun Israel Akhmednabiev, also known as Abu Umar Sasitlinsky. Due to the illegal activities, at least 50 million roubles have been transferred to the individuals taking part in military operations within the international terrorist organization ISIL. The money was used to finance the logistics units of the terrorist organizations and to prepare and commit crimes of terrorist nature.

As part of the criminal inquiry, searches were conducted in the place of residence of the suspect, during which the bank cards used for the financing of terrorism, devices for communication, banned literature, and other extremist attributes were found.

In addition, during the investigation, information on cash flows on the bank accounts of the suspects was obtained; contacts of the detainee with members of the international terrorist organization are being studied; examination and analysis of their correspondence and phone conversations are ongoing.

The suspect will be charged and the restriction measure will be decided in the nearest future. The criminal investigation is ongoing.

Official spokesperson for the Investigative Committee of Russia S. Petrenko

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16 May 2019 11:30

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