Penal colony. Photo: Elena Sineok,

23 September 2019, 21:39

Resident of North Ossetia sentenced to 10 years in prison for preparing terror act

The North-Caucasian Military Court has found Timur Albakov guilty of preparing a terror act and an attempt to join the "Islamic State" (IS, formerly, the ISIL), a terrorist organization, banned in Russia by the court, and sentenced him to 10 years in colony.

At today's meeting, the above court has announced the verdict to Timur Albakov; it took just several minutes, as the presiding judge has read out only the introduction and resolution parts, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent, who was the only media professional in the courtroom, reports. Albakov was sentenced to 10 years in a high-security colony and a fine of 10,000 roubles. According to the verdict, the period of his detention, from June 12, 2018, will be included into the term.

According to the prosecution, in the period from March 3 to May 8, 2018, the convict planned to commit a terror act in the village of Chermen in North Ossetia. To do this, Albakov received, via the Internet, the materials on how to make improvised bombs, techniques and methods for conducting intelligence activities, and killing people, investigators assert.

Besides, in late March 2018, he decided to join the IS and planned to participate in its activities, investigators claim.

Albakov himself has denied his guilt.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on September 23, 2019 at 01:24 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Konstantin Volgin; Source: CK correspondent

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