29 Dec 2018 20:58

Russian suspected of fighting for ISIL in Syria extradited from Moldova - FSB

MOSCOW. Dec 29 (Interfax) - Russian citizen Nadir Davudov, whom Russia declared internationally wanted on suspicion that he fought for ISIL (banned in Russia) in Syria, has been extradited from Moldova, the Federal Security Service (FSB) said on Saturday.

"The Russian Federal Security Service, along with the Prosecutor General's Office, the Interior Ministry's National Central Bureau of Interpol, and the Federal Penitentiary Service, has organized the extradition of the internationally wanted Russian citizen Nadir Minbalayevich Davudov, born in 1990, from the Republic of Moldova," the FSB said.

An adherent to radical Islam, Davudov left for Syria via third countries in April 2013 and then joined ISIL, it said.

"While in Syria, Davudov took active part in combat actions against government forces and, using the Internet, involved residents of Kabardino-Balkaria in terrorist activities," the FSB said.

Hoping to stay in Europe, Davudov arrived in Chisinau with fake Ukrainian documents in November 2017 and was detained and arrested on the basis of a Russian all-points bulletin, it said.

"Owing to the coordinated activities by Russian law enforcement agencies, evidence proving the wanted person's criminal activities enabled the Moldovan authorities to grant the request for his extradition," the FSB said.

Davudov was extradited to Russia on December 29. Follow-up investigative activities are being conducted to document the role he played in crimes, it said.