MOSCOW, December 8 (RAPSI, Yevgeniya Sokolova) – Prosecutors are seeking five-year jail sentence for Varvara Karaulova, a student of the Moscow State University, who stands charged with attempting to join the Islamic State militants in Syria, RAPSI reports from the Moscow District Military Court on Thursday.
During the hearings taking place on October 31, it was revealed that Karaulova suffers from mental illness.
The student went on trial on October 5. Her parents, friends as well as teachers of the Moscow State University have been already questioned.
The second-year student of the Moscow State University’s Faculty of Philosophy allegedly decided to join the Islamic State terrorist group, also called ISIS, an organization banned in Russia, and secretly started off for Istanbul on May 27, RAPSI previously reported.
Karaulova was arrested on June 4 near Turkey's border with Syria along with 13 other Russian citizens when attempting to cross into the territory occupied by Islamic State terrorists.
After being escorted to Russia in October, Karaulova was put in jail.
She pleaded not guilty.