14 May 2024, 22:47

In Ingushetia, court returns mother of two Leila Gatagazheva to SIZO

The Supreme Court (SC) of Ingushetia has upheld an appeal filed by the prosecutor’s office against mitigation of a pre-trial restriction measure for Leila Gatagazheva, accused of involvement in groupings of Syrian militants. The young woman has been returned to a SIZO (pre-trial prison) for the second time.

The “Caucasian Knot” has reported that in February, investigators excluded the article on aiding and abetting terrorist activities from the charges brought against Leila Gatagazheva. At present, the young woman is accused only of participation in an illegal armed formation (IAF). On April 27, the court decided to transfer her to house arrest.

Leila Gatagazheva, born in 2001, is a mother of two children. The young woman is accused of aiding and abetting terrorism and participating in an illegal armed formation (IAF) in Syria. A mother of Leila Gatagazheva took her to Syria and married her there when the girl was 13 years old. Leila Gatagazheva has already served five years in an Iraqi prison on a similar charge of working for militants of the “Islamic State” (IS)*, reports an advocate. The defence is seeking to have the criminal case closed.

The Supreme Court (SC) of Ingushetia has upheld the appeal filed by the prosecutor’s office against the mitigation of the pre-trial restriction measure for Leila Gatagazheva and returned the young woman to the SIZO, the “Memorial” Centre for Human Rights Defence** reports.

*On December 29, 2014, the Supreme Court (SC) of the Russian Federation recognized the organization “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” (ISIL or IS) as a terrorist international organization and banned its activities in Russia.

**Included by the Russian Ministry of Justice (MoJ) into the register of foreign agents.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on May 14, 2024 at 06:43 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Source: Caucasian Knot

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