MOSCOW, August 30 (RAPSI) – A court in St. Petersburg has mitigated sentence for Kyrgyzstan native Iskander Nurbayev, who was found guilty of failing to report to the police that he was subjected to recruitment to terrorist organizations, the United press service of St. Petersburg courts has told RAPSI.

The court ruled to decrease fine imposed on Nurbayev from 50,000 rubles ($735) to 20,000 rubles ($294) because he was at one time placed in detention.

Nurbayev has pleaded guilty in full and his case was reviewed under a special procedure.

Other defendants in the case are three natives of Kazakhstan, who have Russian citizenship, Shukhrat Satymbayev, Aizhigit Aitmatov and Bakhodir Madrakhimov. Satymbayev was fined 50,000 rubles but was freed from punishment.

According to case papers, in August 2016, Kyrgyz natives Atabek and Azizbek Rustamovs along with Uula Islambek Oibek and Feruza Inakov attempted to recruit the defendants to the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organizations banned in Russia through WhatsApp messenger.

The chats contained videos and messages propagating radical Islam and calling for using force against non-Islamic people, committing terrorist attacks and participating in warfare on the side of the Islamic State militants. The accused persons were being recruited for over a year but did not report this to the police.

The Moscow District Military Court sentenced Oibek, Inakov and Azizbek Rustamov to real prison terms for terrorist recruitment.