A man accused of financing terrorism and participation in an armed group to stand trial


The Main Investigations Directorate over North Caucasian Federal District of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation in collaboration with the 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 finished investigation of a probe into citizen of Surgut city of Khanty-Mansi autonomous district - Yugra Zurab Mammaev. He is charged with committing of offenses under Part 2 of Article 208 of the Criminal Code of Russia (participation in a foreign armed group not provided for by legislation of the country for purposes contrary to interests of the Russian Federation), Part 1 of Article 205.1 of the Criminal Code of Russia (financing of terrorism).

According to investigation, during the period from October 2014 to January 2015 Mammaev was taking part in illegal armed group "Kazakh jamaat" in Syrian Arab Republic, being a structural unit of international terrorist organization "Islamic state" (banned in the Russian Federation by court decision). He was carrying out functional duties of life support of the illegal armed group by providing primary health care to its participants. In the beginning of February 2015, after committing of the offence, Mammaev returned to the Russian Federation and hadn't reported to law enforcement bodies of the Russian Federation about his involvement in illegal activities until the day of his arrest on June 18, 2019, despite having a real opportunity to do it.

Apart from that, during the period from September 2014 to February 2016 Mammaev, residing in Surgut and being aware of participation of another Khanty-Mansi autonomous district resident in activities of a banned terrorist organization, transferred 135 000 rubles to bank cards indicated by the man.

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

12 March 2020 11:37

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