MOSCOW, October 1 (RAPSI) – A criminal case over organization of terrorism financing has been opened in Russia’s Astrakhan Region, the Investigative Committee’s press service reports.

According to investigators, an alleged organizer of funding terrorists is currently voluntary participating in the terrorist activities in Syria. Allegedly, he is a member of the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist organization banned in Russia.

Investigators claim that in January 2016 the suspect proposed a woman living in the Astrakhan Region via Telegram messenger to collect money for the terrorist organization. From 2016 to February 2019, the woman published bank-card data to collect the money on the closed chats of the messenger and transferred the funds to the ISIS. In total, according to the investigation, she collected at least 200,000 rubles ($3,000).