Sentence pronounced over a probe into financing terrorism by a Dagestan Republic citizen

The evidence gathered by the Main Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia over North Caucasian Federal District in collaboration with Department for Combating Terrorism II of the Federal Security Service and Centre E of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia over the North-Caucasian Federal District was found by court sufficient to sentence resident of Dagestan Republic Kamil Arslanbekov. He was found guilty of committing an offence under Part 1 of Article 205.1 of the Criminal Code of Russia (financing terrorism).

The investigation and the court established that from February 2015 to December 2016 Arslanbekov, residing in Kizlyarsky district of Dagestan Republic and being aware of participation of his son-in-law - resident of Khanty-Mansi autonomous district-Yugra - in activities of banned in Russia terrorist organization Islamic State in Syrian Arab Republic, had a direct intention to facilitate activities of the said terrorist organization through its financing and upon request of his son-in-law transferred 213,000 rubles to bank cards numbers disclosed by the Khanty-Mansi autonomous district-Yugra resident.

The investigative bodies of the Dagestan Republican Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs launched a probe against his son-in-law 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).

The Southern District Military Court sentenced Arslanbekov to 11 years of imprisonment.

26 March 2020 15:55

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