ST. PETERSBURG, February 13 (RAPSI, Mikhail Telekhov) – The Moscow District Military Court on Monday will review a criminal case against Kyrgyzstan national Islamdzon Zakhidov charged with fighting in Syria on the side of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization banned in Russia, a law enforcement source told RAPSI on Monday.

According to the source, Zakhidov lived in Syktyvkar after receiving Russian citizenship. He is charged under several articles of Russian Criminal Code related to terrorism.

Prosecutors believe that in 2015 Zakhidov came to Syria where he joined Jabhat al-Nusra, received training and later participated in combat on the side of terrorists. In April 2016, he allegedly left Syria for Turkey where he was deported to Russia in May 2016 because of visa regime’s violation, the source said.

Investigation was carried out by investigative service of the Federal Security Service (FSB) Directorate for St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region. The Directorate abstained from commentaries in relation to this case.