Law enforcer. Photo by Magomed Magomedov for the ‘Caucasian Knot’.

16 September 2015, 11:50

Seven residents of Chechnya suspected of recruiting people for IS

The police detain residents of the Vedeno District suspected of trying to join the "Islamic State" (IS), declared to be a terrorist organization in Russia, and recruiting young people to take part in the combat actions in Syria.

According to the law enforcement bodies of Chechnya, all detainees are young people of 30 years old and younger. "They were mainly engaged in the dissemination of various information of pseudo-religious character and appeals to join the IS," the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent was told by an official from the Chechen Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA).

According to the MIA's official, one of the detainees studied at a religious institution in Syria several years ago, and some of the young men were going to join militants fighting in Syria.

"One of the detainees has confessed that he several times met certain Abu-Mansour, a member of the criminal groupings, operating in Syria. They discussed the issues of joining the IS and recruitment of young people. Earlier, another detainee has recruited three of his fellow villagers and sent them to Syria, and they already perished there. And he was going to send two other persons to Syria," the police officer states.

According to him, young people were brought to Grozny, where Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov met them and their parents. The police officer has noted that the detainees "are to be further checked" and that the question of their criminal prosecution "is still open."

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

Source: CK correspondent

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