Supreme Court upholds sentence of Russian national for financing ISIS
MOSCOW, March 16 (RAPSI) – The Supreme Court of Russia on Thursday upheld a 5.5-year sentence given to the native of Moscow Nasreddin Muradov, who had transferred 3,000 rubles to a member of the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist organization banned in Russia, RIA Novosti reported Thursday.
Muradov, 25, has been charged with financing a terrorist organization. He was convicted and sentenced in late January.
Muradov pleaded not guilty and asked the Supreme Court to mitigate his sentence.
The Islamic State, an organization which is prohibited in Russia, 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.