Moscow court orders detention of two alleged ISIS militants
MOSCOW, September 25 (RAPSI) - The Lefortovsky District Court of Moscow has ordered the detention of two alleged Islamic State militants for two months, the court’s press secretary Yulia Skotnikova told RAPSI on Friday.
The court therefore granted the investigators’ motion. Akhmed Amirkhanov and Kerim Khatiyev will stay in jail until November 23.
The detainees are suspected of being members of an illegal armed group, a crime punishable by five to ten years in prison.
Investigators claim the detainees participated in the military conflict in Syria.
The Islamic State is currently one of the major threats to global security. Over three years, these terrorists have managed to seize large areas of Iraq and Syria. The organization is also attempting to spread its influence to North Africa – particularly, Libya. The area controlled by ISIS covers up to 90,000 square kilometers.