MOSCOW, August 31 (RAPSI) - A military court has sentenced Robert Emirgamzayev, a member of a terrorist organization operating for more than 6 years in a penal colony in Russia’s Kalmykia, to 5.5 years in jail, the Investigative Committee’s press service reports.

The man was found guilty of participating in an extremist community.

In 2013, Emirgamzayev serving prison sentence in the Republic of Kalmykia voluntary joined the terrorist community. He was an active member of the group, learnt Arabic, underwent ideological training and read extremist literature, according to investigators.

The terrorist cell was created in 2013 by an inmate convicted of illegal arms trafficking in order to justify terrorism. After his release, the group leader declared himself the sharif. In March 2015, he was killed when infringing on the life of law enforcement officers in Dagestan, the statement reads.