Court gives 15-year sentence to ISIL member plotting terror attack in Moscow region on Sept 1, 2017
MOSCOW. July 31 (Interfax) - M. Kodirov, a member of the ISIL international terrorist group outlawed in Russia who was plotting a terror attack in a crowded area of the Moscow region on September 1, 2017, will spend 15 years in a high-security penitentiary, the Federal Security Service (FSB) branch in the Moscow city and region said in a statement.
"The sentence passed by the Moscow District Military Court on May 21, 2018, on the criminal case probed by the investigative department of the FSB branch in the Moscow city and region has taken effect," the statement seen by Interfax on Tuesday said.
The court found Kodirov guilty of a terror attack conspiracy, membership in a terrorist organization, and a conspiracy to procure, transfer, distribute, possess, transport, or carry explosives or explosive devices and sentenced him to 15 years in a high-security penitentiary.
Detectives established that Kodirov intended to perpetrate a terror attack in a crowded place of the Moscow region on September 1, 2017. An improvised explosive device and bomb parts were found during the search of his residence, the FSB said.