Supreme Court upholds sentence of Russian citizen for financing terrorism
MOSCOW, April 27 (RAPSI) – The Supreme Court on Friday upheld a 7-year prison sentence passed on the native of the Republic of Dagestan Shamil Nurmagomedov for financing the Islamic State terrorist organization (ISIS) banned in Russia, the court’s press service told RAPSI.
As reported earlier, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges stating that he sent money to ISIS to return his brother, who had joined the terrorist organization, to his homeland.
According to case papers, in 2013, Nurmagomedov’s brother Marat came to Syria through Turkey to join terrorists. In January 2015, Marat Nurmagomedov was put on the wanted list on charges of participation in illegal armed groups.
In the winter of 2013, Shamil Nurmagomedov transferred 200,000 rubles ($3,200) from his bank account to an unidentified person located in Turkey. Investigators believe the money was spent on financing ISIS.
Moreover, according to the indictment, the convict has bought a ticket from Baku (Azerbaijan) to Istanbul (Turkey) for a Dagestani woman born 1959, who was later charged with participation in illegal armed groups as the defendant’s brother.