MOSCOW, February 26 (RAPSI) – The Russian Supreme Court had upheld a 10-year term in a high security prison for Yavir Asvarov, a man who was going to join the Islamic State terrorist organization (ISIS) banned in Russia, RAPSI was told by the court’s press-service on Tuesday.

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 Moscow District Military Court, the man got around to swear an oath to ISIS through 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 ISIS emissaries and was ready to leave for Syria, to a terrorist training camp.

He was arrested in last June and pleaded guilty immediately.