ST. PETERSBURG, February 16 (RAPSI, Mikhail Telekhov) – Prosecutor has demanded 10 years in prison for Kyrgyzstan national Islamdzon Zakhidov charged with fighting in Syria on the side of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization banned in Russia, RAPSI reported Thursday from the Leningrad District Military Court.

A criminal case is being considered by the Moscow District Military Court’s judges during a visiting session in St. Petersburg.

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. He was deported to Russia in May 2016 because of visa violation.

Investigation was carried out by investigative service of the Federal Security Service (FSB) Directorate for St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region. According to law enforcement authorities, a criminal case was also launched against Zakhidov’s father and other Syrian-based members of the family.