A resident of the Republic of Dagestan found guilty of financing terrorism


The evidence gathered by the Main Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia over North Caucasian Federal District in collaboration with the Central Office of 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 was found by court sufficient to sentence resident of the Dagestan Republic Dinislam Shamaev. He was 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 from December 2015 to May 2017 Shamaev, being in Moscow and having a direct intention to facilitate terrorist activities of the Islamic State organization, banned in Russia, in a form of its financing and transferred upon request of four Dagestan citizens money of total amount of over 305,000 rubles and 3,300 USD. The money was transferred to passport data of those citizens of other countries through a money transfer system. In that Shamaev was aware of participation of the said residents of the Republic of Dagestan in the Syrian Arab Republic in activities of the terrorist organization.

The investigative bodies of the Investigative Committee of Russia and Dagestan Republican Department of the Internal Ministry of Russia launched probes into the residents of the Republic of Dagestan 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) and  Part 4 of Article 205.1 of the Criminal Code of Russia (organization of financing terrorism).

The 2 Western District Military Court sentenced Shamaev to 7 years of imprisonment in a general regime penal colony and a fine of 300,000 rubles.

17 December 2020 18:29

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