Moscow student charged with attempting to join ISIS found sane
MOSCOW, April 7 (RAPSI) - A psychiatric evaluation of Varvara Karaulova (Alexandra Ivanova), a student of the Moscow State University who stands charged with attempting to join the Islamic State militants in Syria, has found her mentally fit, RIA Novosti reported on Thursday citing attorney Sergei Badamshin.
According to the examination results, Karaulova (Ivanova) would not be sent to a mental hospital if found guilty.
As previously reported the second-year student of the Moscow State University’s Faculty of Philosophy, allegedly decided to join the Islamic State and secretly started off for Istanbul on May 27.
On June 4, she was arrested near Turkey's border with Syria along with 13 other Russian citizens when attempting to cross into the territory occupied by Islamic State militants. On June 11, she returned to Russia under escort of Interpol employees.
In October, Karaulova, who had changed her name to Alexandra Ivanova, was again arrested in Moscow and put in jail.