Man accused of financing international terrorism faces trial in Russia
MOSCOW, January 20 (RAPSI) – The Second West District Military Court will consider a criminal case against Islam Otemov, who has allegedly transferred money to a member of the Islamic State terrorist organization banned in Russia, the Investigative Committee’ s press service reports.
He is charged with terrorism financing, the statement reads.
According to investigators, from 2015 to 2017, Otemov knowing about participation of a Dagestan resident in the terrorist activities in Syria transferred him 61,000 rubles.
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. The organization is also attempting to spread its influence on North Africa – particularly, Libya. The area controlled by ISIS covers up to 90,000 square kilometers.