Russian citizen fined $530 for calls to terrorism via WhatsApp
MOSCOW, June 17 (RAPSI) - The North Caucasus District Military Court has imposed a fine of 35,000 rubles ($530) on Dagestan resident Eyzanat Gadzhimuradova for terrorist propaganda and calls for terrorist activity via WhatsApp Messenger, RIA Novosti reported on Friday.
Gadzhimuradova, born in 1997, has been found guilty under the Criminal Code’s Articles on “public calls for terrorist activity or justification of terrorism” and “incitement of hatred or enmity as well as violation of human dignity”.
Investigators believe that Gadzhimuradova has joined the group called “Demand knowledge” in the mobile application WhatsApp where she repeatedly published text messages containing calls for recognizing terrorism as true ideology. The messages had negative views of “unbelievers” and law-enforcement officers.
According to the court representative, Gadzhimuradova has pleaded guilty to the charges.