Four persons charged with plotting terror attacks in Moscow in 2016 sentenced to 15-18 years in jail - court
MOSCOW. May 16 (Interfax) - A court in Moscow sentenced four persons charged with plotting terror attacks in Moscow in 2016 from 15 to 18 years in jail on Wednesday, an Interfax correspondent reported from the courtroom.
The Moscow District Military Court said the convicts would be serving time in high-security penitentiaries.
"To sentence Khismatulla Naimov to 16 years in a high-security penitentiary, Viktor Fedorovich to 18 years in a high-security penitentiary, Tamerlan Tsechoyev to 16 years in a high-security penitentiary, and Arbor Khaidarov to 15 years in a high-security penitentiary," the judge said.
The FSB said in December 2016 that four members of the ISIL terrorist group banned in Russia had been detained in Moscow for plotting a series of explosives using improvised devices of high capacity in the capital.
Detectives said the militants were acting on direct orders from an ISIL emissary, who was put on the international wanted list by the Tajik authorities and was staying in Turkey.
Improvised bombs, automatic firearms, and explosives sufficient for making another large improvised bomb were seized from the group members.
The criminal case was opened on counts of plotting a terror attack, selling weapons, and illegally producing explosives.