In Astrakhan Region, court elects preventive measure for local citizen suspected of financing terrorism

The Astrakhan Regional Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia continues the investigation into the 32-year-old local citizen suspected of assisting in commission of crimes of terroristic nature in a form of financing terrorism (Part 1 of Article 205.1 of the Criminal Code of Russia) in the interests of the international terroristic organization ISIS (banned in Russia).

According to the investigation, from 2006 and until now, the citizen of Kamyzyaksky District of Astrakhan Region has been transferring, via remote access system, money to bank accounts of persons taking part in military actions on behalf of the international terroristic organization ISIS in the total amount of at least 1 million rubles.

During searches at her place of residence, the investigators seized mobile phones containing text and voice messages with discussions of the transfer of funds for operatives of ISIS in the Syrian Arab Republic.

On February 20, 2019, upon investigative motion, the court subjected the suspect to house detention due to her upbringing five minor children, one of whom had been born in December 2018.

At present, the investigators are establishing all circumstances of the offence; the criminal investigation is ongoing.

20 February 2019 17:10

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