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The evidence gathered by the Main Investigations Directorate over North Caucasian Federal District of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation was found by court to be sufficient to sentence Artur Mendokhov. He was found guilty of committing an offence under Part 1.1 of Article 205.1 of the Criminal Code of Russia (financing terrorism).
Investigation and the court established that on April 5, 2018, in Terek of Kabardino-Balkar Republic, Mendokhov used a payment terminal to transfer money to a phone number linked to a payment account in an electronic payment system, being an adept of radical forms of Islam and expressing unity and solidarity with combatants of banned in Russia Jabhat al-Nusra (Victory Front) international organization in Syria. Mendokhov was aware that the said account belonged to a member of a structural unit of the international organization Sardobek Yakubzhanov, who was present in the Syria Arab Republic and was taking part in the terrorist organization.
The court sentenced Mendokhov to 8 years of imprisonment in a strict regime colony.