17 Oct 2019 18:08

Terrorist fighter from Dagestan sentenced to 12 years in high-security penitentiary

ROSTOV-ON-DON. Oct 17 (Interfax) - The Southern District Military Court has passed a guilty verdict on Abdulgapar Kurbanov, a resident of Dagestan who joined a banned terrorist organization and took part in the hostilities in Syria, the court press service said in a statement.

The court found Kurbanov guilty of alignment to a terrorist organization and an illegal armed unit and sentenced him to 12 years in a high-security penitentiary, the statement said.

"It was established that the defendant joined the banned terrorist organization in August 2017 and was recruited by an illegal armed unit in September 2017. He was guarding territories held by the terrorist organization in the suburb of Atma and the Latakia province (in Syria) and participated in the hostilities in the Hama province," the statement said.

Kurbanov was apprehended on October 11, 2018.

The sentence has not taken effect, so it could be appealed.