In Tomsk Region, woman to stand trial for financing terrorism by organized group in preliminary conspiracy

The Tomsk Regional Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation has finished a probe based on materials of the Tomsk Regional Directorate of the Federal Security Service of Russia into the woman accused of assistance to terrorism in a form of financing terrorism (Part 1 of Article 205.1 of the Criminal Code of Russia as amended by Federal Laws No. 377-FZ dated 27.12.2009 and No. 352-FZ dated 09.12.2010) to members of international terrorist organization ISIS (banned in Russia).

According to the investigation, in 2015, the accused individual, acting in preliminary conspiracy with an accomplice about assisting terrorism by collecting money for the terrorist organization and members of illegal gangs and groups, had suggested her mother to register a bank card for her and handed the card over to her accomplice along with the login and password. In her turn, the accomplice had organized the collection of money to the account of this card.

From 2015 to 2018, the account had collected about 7.5 million rubles transferred from different people. The accomplice had then transferred the money to bank and mobile accounts on an as-needed basis to finance activities of the terrorist organization and members of illegal gangs and groups by numerous financial operations of the total amount of at least 7.4 million rubles.

The accused is kept in custody. During the preliminary investigation, the investigators closed probes into the mother of the convict, who had not been aware of the real motives of her daughter, and into her accomplice due to lack of corpus delicti.

At present, the probe is finished and the criminal case materials with the approved indictment have been sent to the court to be tried on the merits.