MOSCOW, August 23 (RAPSI) – Tajikistan’s citizen Umar Makhmadiyev has been sentenced to 6 years in high security penal colony for attempting to participate in the activities of the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist organization prohibited in Russia, the spokesperson of the Leningrad District Military Court has told RAPSI.

According to the case documents, in 2017, Makhmadiyev lived in the Leningrad Region working at a brick factory. In free time he communicated with a representative of the ISIS, who convinced him to leave Russia and come to a training camp in Afghanistan, the investigators noted.

On December 8, when the defendant was passing the passport control in an airport before leaving for Istanbul, he was arrested by the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB). Witnesses questioned in court said that the defendant was a radical Islamist.