Russian court sentences man going to join ISIS to 10 years
ST. PETERSBURG, December 20 (RAPSI, Mikhail Telekhov) – Yavir Asvarov, a man who was going to join the Islamic State terrorist organization (ISIS) banned in Russia, received 10 years in high security prison, RAPSI was told in the Leningrad District Military Court on Thursday.
Asvarov was found guilty of participating in terrorist activities although he never got a chance to leave for Syria as he planned. According to the court, the man got around to swear an oath to ISIS through the Internet messengers.
Asvarav has come to St. Petersburg from Dagestan with his brothers, the case papers read. Investigators claimed that the defendant became interested in terrorism, explosive manufacturing, began to communicate with the ISIS emissaries and was ready to leave for Syria, to a terrorist training camp.
He was arrested in June and pleaded guilty immediately.