Evidence collected by Moscow Main Investigations Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation was found by court to be sufficient to sentence Konstantin Kagermazov and Andemir Mankaduev. They were found guilty of committing an offence under Part 1 of Article 205.1 of the Criminal Code of Russia (financing terrorism).
Investigation and the court established that during the period from 2015 to 2019 Andemir and Kostantin entered a group in one of mobile applications used by Alim Begiev being an organizer of financing terrorism in Moscow Region to invite entrusted persons who agreed to finance a banned terrorist organization in Syria and Iraq. The group had been joined by approximately 30 participants. The participans had been collecting money on their bank card accounts and transferred it to the accounts of persons taking part in combats as participants of the illegal armed group. The indicated money was used for logistics support of terrorist organisation units.
Investigators of the Investigative Committee of Russia carried out numerous searches and arrests in Moscow, Moscow Region, the Republic of Dagestan, and the Kabardino-Balkar Republic. During investigation the officers in cooperation with officers of the Federal Security Service of Russia and the Main Directorate for Combating Extremism of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia detained 15 accomplices.
Begiev had been previously sentenced to 17 years of imprisonment in a strict regime penal colony. 14 accomplices were also found guilty and sentenced to long-term imprisonment up to 12 years. A probe into one of the accomplices is being tried on the merits in court.
The court sentenced Mankanduev and Kagermazov to 7 and 6 years of imprisonment respectively. They are to serve their sentences in a strict regime penal colony.