The facts of terrorism

06.04.2021
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TWO PERSONS INVOLVED IN THE CASE OF A TERRORIST ATTACK PREPARATION IN MOSCOW HAVE BEEN SENTENCED

Two defendants in the criminal case on terrorism financing and the preparation of a terrorist attack in Moscow in the summer of 2020 were found guilty by the court and sentenced to eight and 14 years in a maximum security penal colony, the headquarters of the Investigative Committee in the capital city reported.

“The court found the evidence sufficient to pass a verdict against Shakhzod Ummatkulov and his accomplice Biloldin Pattayev, members of an organization designated as a terrorist one in accordance with the law,” the press release says.

These persons were charged with committing crimes under Part 2 of Article 205.2 (Justification of Terrorism), Part 2 of Article 205.5 (Participation in the Activities of an Organization that is Designated as Terrorist), Part 1.1 of Article 205.1 (Financing of Terrorism), Part 1 of Article 30, Part 1 of Article 205 (Preparation for a Terrorist Act), Part 1 of Article 223.1 (Making an Explosive Device), Part 1 of Article 222.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Storage of an Explosive Device).

According to the investigation, Ummatkulov posted a video justifying terrorist activity on one of the social networks in 2019, and he transferred funds together with Pattaev to support a terrorist organization in Syria in March 2020.

After that, Ummatkulov made an improvised explosive device for use during a mass event in the capital region in the summer of 2020, but was detained.

In July 2020, the FSB of Russia announced the detention during a special operation in Moscow, Novosibirsk and the Krasnoyarsk Territory of members of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan* foreign terrorist organization, who recruited local residents, financed militants in Syria, and urged to commit terrorist crimes.