MOSCOW, January 10 (RAPSI) – The Second West District Military Court has sentenced Uzbek citizen Shermukhammad Shamsiddinov to 5.5 years in prison for public justification of terrorism on the Internet, the website of Russia’s Prosecutor General’s Office informs.

The court has also banned him from creating and running websites for 3 years.

According to the news release, from July 2016 to June 2018, Shamsiddinov intentionally published on his social platform page audio and video records justifying terrorist activities, propagating violence ideology and calling Internet users to join terrorist organizations.