In Astrakhan Region, a woman to stand trial for financing terrorism

The Astrakhan Regional Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation finished a probe into a 32-year-old local citizen accused of assisting to terrorism in a form of financing terrorism (Part 1.1 of Article 205.1 of the Criminal Code of Russia) to members of ISIS international terrorist organization banned in Russia.

According to the investigation, the citizen of Kamyzyaksky District of Astrakhan Region had been one of the organizers of a conspired unit of the international terroristic organization ISIS that had collected money for financing activities of this organization in Moscow, Astrakhan, Tomsk, and several subjects of North Caucasian Federal District. From 2016 until February 2019, the woman had placed bank card requisites for money collection in private chats using Telegram messenger and transferred the money to the founder of an Islamic fund banned in Russia. The total sum of the money collected had amounted to at least 200 rubles.

Moreover, she had broadcast extremist audio materials in her Telegram channel.

In 2018, she had come to the attention of law enforcement agencies during an operation for suppression of activities of a criminal group suspected of financing terrorism and being involved in terrorist activities in Moscow and Tomsk Region. The organizers of the group have already been sentenced to many years of imprisonment.

At her place of residence, the investigators seized mobile phones containing text and voice messages about money transfers for terrorist operatives and bank cards.

Over 70 persons including those residing in the Republic of Dagestan, Chechen Republic, Murmansk and Moscow Regions.

The fact of illegal activities was detected by officers of FSS of Russia.

The investigation gathered enough evidence; therefore, the criminal case with the approved indictment was sent to the court to be tried on the merits.

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17 October 2019 10:06

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