Russian Supreme Court upholds sentence for man convicted for ISIS propaganda
MOSCOW, February 13 (RAPSI, Nikita Shiryayev) – The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a 7-year prison sentence passed on a Tajik native Siyevushi Khalilov for propaganda of ideas of the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist organization prohibited in Russia, RAPSI correspondent reported from the courtroom.
Khalilov earlier was found guilty to facilitating a terrorist activity, justifying terrorism, calls for extremism, and incitement of hatred and enmity.
Khalilov in his appeal lodged with the Supreme Court asked to overturn the sentence because his guilt had not been proven.
According to law enforcement authorities, Khalilov serving his sentence for distribution of drugs propagated radical ideas of ISIS in his prison. The defendant has pleaded not guilty.
The Islamic State, an organization which is prohibited in Russia, is currently one of the major threats to global security. Over three years, these terrorists have managed to seize large areas of Iraq and Syria. Currently, various forces combat the organization in both countries with battle for Iraqi Mosul as one of the most crucial directions.