29 Nov 2017 18:43

Tajik citizen gets 7 years for recruiting Yaroslavl colony inmates into ISIL

YAROSLAVL. Nov 29 (Interfax) - A court has convicted a citizen of Tajikistan who called for terrorism and recruited people to join ISIL (banned in Russia) the press service for the Investigative Committee's Investigations Department for the Yaroslavl region told Interfax.

The man was serving a term for a drug crime in a penal colony in the Yaroslavl region. He showed extremist videos on his phone to other inmates and told them about terrorism.

According to the Investigative Committee, he instructed one of his fellow inmates about how to go to Syria and participate in terrorist activities. Recruited people were expected to return to Russia to continue their terrorist activity after obtaining combat experience.

The criminal case was investigated by the Investigative Committee's regional branch. A collegium composed of three judges from the Moscow District Military Court sentenced the man to seven years in a high-security penal colony. The sentence has not yet taken legal effect.