Prosecutor seeks long prison terms for alleged plotters of Moscow terror attack
MOSCOW, May 15 (RAPSI, Nikita Shiryayev) – A prosecutor on Tuesday asked the Moscow District Military Court to sentence four men, who allegedly planned a terror attack in Moscow, to prison terms ranging from 16 to 18 years, RAPSI reported from the court.
The prosecutor asked the court to give Khismatulla Naimov and Viktor Fedorovich 18 years each and sought 16 years for Tamerlan Tsechoyev and Abror Khaidarov.
The defendants stand charged with plotting a terrorist act, ammunition trafficking and illegal production of explosives. Naimov and Fedorovich have pleaded guilty to all charges, Tsechoyev has pleaded guilty only to storage and sale of arms.
According to investigators, the defendants are members of a terrorist group which planned to commit terror attacks in Moscow by the order of leaders of the Islamic State terrorist organization banned in Russia.
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.