Russian Supreme Court upholds sentence for attempt to join ISIS
MOSCOW, August 28 (RAPSI) – The Supreme Court of Russia has upheld prison sentence for two residents of Kabardino-Balkaria Region, Viktor Mukhamedov and Shodmon Begnazarov, who were found guilty of attempting to join the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist organization prohibited in Russia, the press-service of the court has told RAPSI.
Earlier, the North Caucasus District Military Court sentenced Mukhamedov to 11 years in a high security penal colony while Begnazarov received 12 years in prison.
According to investigators, in 2017, the defendants swore loyalty to ISIS seeking to take part in combat against government forces in Syria. A representative of the terrorist organization suggested them to murder a police office using an explosive from a secret stash. However, the defendants were apprehended before they could proceed with their plan.