In St. Petersburg, ISIS recruiter* was sentenced to five years in prison

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Danceparty in fotomontagen Kyrgyzstan Offense Abdyraimov in the Leningrad district military court. 14 Dec 2017In St. Petersburg, ISIS recruiter* was sentenced to five years in prison© RIA Novosti / Alexei Danceparty the image Bank

The Moscow district military court held a hearing in St. Petersburg, was sentenced to five years in prison recruiter in banned terrorist group «Islamic state»*, the correspondent of RIA news from the hall of the Leningrad district court.

Earlier it was reported that in April in St. Petersburg was arrested and imprisoned by natives of Central Asia: the Atabek brothers and Azizbek Rustamova, Uula Islambek Oibek, Jurabek Muratov, Bahadir of Madrahimov, Feruz Inac, Shukhrat of Satybaev and Iskander Nurbayev, Yigit Aitmatov and Resentment Abduraimov, who are accused under the article «assistance of terrorist activity by inducement, recruitment, funding, weapons or training terrorists.»

A native of the Kyrgyz city of Osh Offense Abdyraimov pleaded guilty to that, from July 2015 to April 2017 was engaged in St. Petersburg, the recruitment of immigrants from Central Asia in the IG*.

«Recognize Abdyraimova guilty of committing a crime under part 1 of article 205.1 of the Criminal code of the Russian Federation, and to appoint to it punishment in the form of deprivation of liberty for a term of five years with punishment serving in a colony of General regime», — announced the judge. The state prosecution asked to sentence Abdyraimova to six years of imprisonment.

The court appointed based on the data about the identity of the defendant, «the minimum punishment possible under the law,» explained the judge after the verdict.

Earlier it was reported that the investigators had information about a possible connection of the detained with the perfect April 3 terrorist attack in the subway of St. Petersburg.

The defendant’s lawyer Vitaly Fomenko confirmed that his client «has nothing to do with terrorist attack in the subway». According to the defender, Abduraimov got in touch with the terrorists at the moment of difficult situations, when his wife died. «The people professing this religion are found in certain places, particularly in mosques, and there including are different kinds of villains that can take advantage of such situations», — added the lawyer.

According to the materials of the case, the defendant Abdyraimov managed to recruit two people, who through Turkey reached the territory controlled by ISIS in Syria*. Later one of them returned to Russia.

*A terrorist organization banned in Russia.