18 Sep 2017 11:36

Court sentences 2 women for plotting terror attack in Rostov-on-Don

ROSTOV-ON-DON. Sept 18 (Interfax) - The North Caucasus District Military Court in Rostov-on-Don has found guilty local residents, Tatiana Karpenko and Natalia Grishina, of plotting an explosion at a shopping mall, an Interfax correspondent reported from the courtroom.

"Karpenko was found guilty and sentenced to 14.5 years in a general penitentiary. Grishina was also found guilty and sentenced to 9 years in a general penitentiary," the judge said.

He also said that Grishina was convicted of engaging a third person in a crime.

Karpenko and Grishina were charged with plotting a terror attack, aiding and abetting terrorism, and illegally distributing explosives.

According to the Russian Investigative Committee, Karpenko and Grishina are followers of radical Islamic movements, sharing the views of the Caucasus Emirate and ISIL international terrorist organizations banned in Russia.

The women were plotting a suicide terror attack at a Rostov-on-Don shopping mall in the period between October 2015 and January 2016, materials in the proceeding said.