Perpetrator of a probe into a terrorism related offense sentenced

The evidence gathered by the Main Investigations Directorate over North Caucasian Federal District of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation in cooperation with Federal Security Service of Russia and Centre E of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia over the North-Caucasian Federal District was found sufficient by the court to sentence Rustam Kokeshov. He was found guilty of committing an offence under Part 1 of Article 205.1 of the Criminal Code of Russia (financing terrorism).

Investigation established that during the period from June to November 2016 Kokeshov was present in Moscow and Moscow Region. He was fully aware of participation of a Dagestan resident in Syrian Arab Republic in activities of terrorist organization "Islamic State", banned in Russia. Having direct intention to facilitate activities of the indicated organization by its financing, Kokeshov upon request of the indicated resident transferred money to bank cards numbers disclosed by this person.

The court ruled to sentence Kokeshov to 3 years of imprisonment in a general regime penal colony.

The investigative bodies of the Investigative Committee of Russia also launched a probe under Part 4 of Article 205.1 of the Criminal Code of Russia (organization of financing terrorism) into Dagestan resident receiving the money . Apart from that, investigative bodies of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Republic of Dagestan launched a probe into the indicated person under Part 2 of Article 205.5 of the Criminal Code of Russia (participation in the activities of an organization recognized as terrorist under legislation of the Russian Federation).