The leader of an IS cell operating in the capital region was sentenced to 22 years.

The leader of a cell of the terrorist organization “Islamic State” (IS, banned in the Russian Federation), involved in attacks on collectors, was sentenced to 22 years in prison. Interfax reports this with reference to the FSB department for Moscow and the region.

Orifjon Sattorov was found guilty under Part 2 of Art. 205.5 (organizing the activities of a terrorist organization and participating in it), Part 1, 1.1 Art. 205.1 (assistance with terrorist activities), Part 1 of Art. 209 (banditry), part 3 of Art. 222 (illegal acquisition, transfer, sale, storage, transportation, forwarding or carrying of weapons), Part 4 of Art. 162 (robbery), part 3 of Art. 30, part 2 art. 105 (preparation for murder) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.

According to investigators, Sattorov and seven other people who “professed a radical movement in Islam” swore allegiance to the Islamic State and created the armed gang “Dmitrovsky Jamaat.” The FSB said that “exhaustive evidence” had been collected of the involvement of these individuals in armed attacks on money carriers. The criminals stole over 100 million rubles, some of which were sent to members of terrorist organizations in Syria, the intelligence service claims.

According to the decision of the 2nd Western District Military Court, Sattorov will spend the first eight years of his sentence in prison, and the remainder in a maximum security penal colony. He was also fined 800 thousand rubles. The trial of the remaining members of the cell is ongoing; their names and other details have not been provided.

Laura Keffer

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