The Prosecutor asked for four years for the accused in the creation of a platform of IG* in the social network

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich in photobacteria Themis. Archival photoThe Prosecutor asked for four years for the accused in the creation of a platform of IG* in the social network© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich the image Bank

The state Prosecutor asked the court sentenced to four years in a penal colony earlier condemned militants of the terrorist organization «Islamic state» accused of calling for extremist and terrorist activities in the social network «Vkontakte», the correspondent of RIA Novosti from the audience of the Moscow district military court.

«I would like to acknowledge the defendant guilty and sentenced him to deprivation of liberty for a term of 2 years and 1 year and 6 months, respectively, with disqualification to hold positions in state and municipal service. While these terms by adding the partial must not be below three years. Due to the fact that the accused had already been convicted and hasn’t served his sentence in full, please assign 4 years of penal colony with deprivation of the right to hold positions in the civil service for a period of two years with restriction of liberty for 1 year,» — said the Prosecutor.

The lawyer of the accused, a native of Grozny and residents of Karelia Ahmed Arsanukaev, asked the court to treat the man with a descent and to assign it a fair, not excessive punishment. The accused supported the position of counsel and briefly spoke with the last word, Recalling that admits guilt and repents. «I apologize for the offense, I sincerely and deeply sorry. Please do not deprive me of the opportunity of the early release,» said Arsanukaev.

It is expected that the court satisfied the petition of protection of the proceedings in a special manner, will make a decision on Friday.

In early March, 2017 Arsanukaev was convicted in another article — the attempt to participate in the activities of an illegal armed formation. Then the Lenin district court of Grozny sentenced a man to three years in penal colony and year of restriction of freedom.

According to investigators, the accused, left Russia in late spring 2015, located on the territory of training camps for militants on the border of Turkey and Syria. In a group of militants Arsanukaev trained and prepared for combat operations. It was there, according to investigators, he created the site on the basis of social network «Vkontakte», which urged residents of the Russian Federation to implementation of terrorist and extremist activities, to recruit people and justify terrorism. At the end of summer 2016, the man returned to Russia, and then hid on the territory of Chechnya, but was arrested. Now 30-year-old defendant held in jail in Moscow.

*A terrorist group banned in Russia.

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