Supreme Court upholds Russian citizen’s sentence for planning terror attack
MOSCOW, August 28 (RAPSI) – The Supreme Court of Russia has upheld a 12-year prison sentence of a native of Dagestan Ramazan Ramazanov convicted of plotting a terrorist attack in Stavropol, the court’s press service has told RAPSI.
The North Caucasus District Military Court sentenced Ramazanov in May.
The court found that the defendant adhered to an ideology of the Islamic State terrorist organization banned in Russia. He illegally purchased and kept fire arms, ammunition, explosives and other components for making improvised explosive devices. The man planned to use his home-made bomb for committing a terrorist attack in places of mass gathering in Stavropol, according to case papers.
Ramazanov failed to consummate the crime because he was arrested by police on April 22, 2017, the court’s spokesperson Alena Katkalo told RAPSI earlier.