Suspect in the financing of terrorists in Syria and Iraq was detained in Moscow

14 January

Investigators have detained a suspect in Moscow for financing a terrorist organization in Syria and Iraq, Yulia Ivanova, a representative of the Main Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee for Moscow, told TASS.

"In the course of joint work of the investigators of the Main Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia in Moscow and operative officers, another participant suspected of committing a crime, born in 1978, has been established and detained. The search was carried out at his place of residence, during which bank cards, electronic media and technical means were found and seized", reported Ivanova.

According to investigators, the suspect joined a group in a mobile application, in which the organizer of the financing of terrorism in the Moscow region, Alim Begiyev, invited people who agreed to finance the banned terrorist organization in Syria and Iraq. All in all, there were about 30 participants in this community. They used their bank cards to collect money, which was then transferred to the bank accounts of persons taking part in the combat operations of the illegal armed group. The money was used for the logistical units of the terrorist organizations. Earlier, Begiyev was sentenced to 17 years in a strict regime penal colony, his accomplices were also found guilty and sentenced to long terms of imprisonment.

An investigation is currently being conducted with the detainee; he will soon be charged and sentenced to a preventive measure. The case is being investigated under Part 1.1 of Article 205.1 of the Criminal Code (facilitation of terrorist activities). This article provides punishment of up to life imprisonment.



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