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01 June 2021, 23:57

A resident of Dagestan suspected of financing terrorism

The law enforcement bodies treat a young man from the Derbent District of Dagestan as an organizer of the financing of terrorism. According to investigators, the suspect is caught in plans to join militants in Syria.

The suspect is 23 years old, and he faces up to 20 years of imprisonment. According to the investigators’ version, in 2018 and 2019, the suspect organized a raising of 200,000 roubles for illegal armed groupings of an international terrorist organization. In order to disseminate the information about the raising of money, the suspected young man used an account on a social media site and a certain Internet channel, the Investigating Department for Dagestan of the Investigating Committee of the Russian Federation (ICRF) reports on its official website.

The law enforcement bodies also suggest that the young man planned to join militants of the “Islamic State” (IS, a terrorist organization, banned in Russia by the court, – note of the “Caucasian Knot”), being aware that its activities are prohibited in Russia. According to the investigators’ version, since April 2019, the resident of Dagestan had been looking for “secret routes” to travel to Syria, but he failed to carry out his plan and was detained by law enforcers in December 2019.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on June 1, 2021 at 08:45 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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