6 Feb 2018 17:05

Moscow region firm director gets 7 years for abetting ISIL terrorists

MOSCOW. Feb 6 (Interfax) - On Tuesday, a Moscow district military court sentenced the commercial director of a Moscow region firm to seven years at a medium-security facility for abetting the terrorist group ISIL (banned in Russia), an Interfax correspondent reported from the courtroom.

"[Shamil] Nurmagomedov has been found guilty of abetting terrorism [Article 205.1 Part 1 of the Russian Criminal Code] and sentenced to seven years of imprisonment," the judge read from the verdict.

Nurmagomedov will serve his sentence at a medium-security facility.

After the sentence was read out, the defendant said he understood the sentence. His lawyer, Arsen Khaibulayev, told Interfax that he will appeal.

During oral arguments, the prosecutor had asked for a nine-year prison term.

The inquiry and the court have established that Nurgamedov sponsored members of illegal armed formations, including by paying for their tickets to Turkey. In all, he has transferred over 217,000 rubles for criminal purposes.

The defendant pleaded not guilty.