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Man who Pledged Allegiance to Islamic State in Makhachkala Sentenced to Seven Years in Colony

The man who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation) in Makhachkala was sentenced to seven years in a penal colony.


According to the investigation, he became a member of IS in January 2021 and, in order to support the activities of the organization and disseminate its narrative, he joined with other people, forming a terrorist community. Its members planned to acquire firearms and carry out terrorist attacks in the Stavropol Territory.


The criminals were supposed to arrive in Stavropol, take various types of weapons from the cache and attack law enforcement officers. The defendant did not have time to bring the plan to execution before he was detained. He was charged under Articles 205.5, 205.4, 208 and 317 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Supporting Activities of a Terrorist Organization and Participation in the Activities of Such an Organization”, “Organization of a Terrorist Community and Participation in It”, “Attempt to Organize an Illegal Armed Formation or Participation in It "," Preparing for a Crime" and "Attempt on the Life of a Law Enforcement Officer").