MOSCOW, December 20 (RAPSI) – The Second Western District Military Court has sentenced Emom Burkhonov, charged with attempted terrorist attack on Sapsan high-speed train in 2017, to 22 years in a penal colony, the court informs RAPSI on Thursday.
Burkhonov was found guilty in participating in the preparation of a terrorist attack, organization and membership in a criminal gang, and illegal arms trafficking.
This July, the Moscow District Military Court sentenced seven members of the Islamic State terrorist organization (ISIS) banned in Russia to prison terms ranging from 15 to 21 years for participating in this plot.
According to the court’s ruling, the men were found guilty of the organized preparing a terrorist attack, participating in a terrorist group and illegal arms trafficking.
Investigators and the court found that seven natives of Tajikistan being ISIS members drafted a plan of a terrorist attack to crash a Sapsan high-speed train in 2017. On July 2017, they set up a construction on a railway track designed to trigger the accident. However, the train did not jump the rails, but train carriages cracked up. Damage caused was estimated at 55 million rubles (about $1 million).