Sentence imposed over a probe into financing of terrorism

The evidence gathered by the Main Investigations Directorate over North Caucasian Federal District of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation was found by the Southern District Military Court to be sufficient to sentence Rinat Suleimanov. He was found guilty of committing an offence under Part 1 of Article 205.1 of the Criminal Code of Russia (financing terrorism).

The illegal activities of Suleimanov were suppressed in interaction with units of the Federal Security Service of Russia, Stavropol Territorial Department of the Federal Security Service of Russia, Centre E of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia over the North-Caucasian Federal District and Economic Security and Corruption Control Department of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs Department over Stavropol Territory.

Investigation and the court established that from May 2016 to March 2017 Suleimanov, being on the territory of Stavropol Territory, transferred money for members of a terrorist organization in order to facilitate activities of an international terrorist organization. In that, he was fully aware of participation of these citizens  in activities of terrorist organization "Islamic State", banned in Russia, in the Syrian Arab Republic.

Taking into account that in 2019 Suleimanov had already been sentenced for committing of a terrorist act and participation in a gang, the court sentenced him to 17 years of imprisonment in a strict regime penal colony.