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SC upholds verdict to North-Ossetian resident convicted for taking part in Syrian war

The Panel for Militaries' Cases of the Russia's Supreme Court (SC) has upheld the verdict to Timur Tumgoev, a native of Vladikavkaz, sentenced to 18 years in colony within the case of participation in Syrian fighters' groupings.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on June 26, 2019, the court found Tumgoev to be a member of a grouping of Syrian militants and sentenced him to 18 years in a maximum security colony.

The above SC's Panel has upheld the decision of the North-Caucasian District Military Court.

Investigators had claimed that in October 2014, Tumgoev went to Georgia, then to Turkey, and from there to Syria, where he joined the militants of the Jeysh al-Muhajirin val-Ansar grouping, which the prosecution considered to be part of the "Islamic State" (IS), a terrorist organization banned in Russia by the court. In June 2016, Tumgoev was detained in Kharkov, and in September 2018 extradited to Russia. He himself called the accusation unfair, but expressed his willingness to go to colony "by the will of Allah."

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on October 15, 2019 at 10:16 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Konstantin Volgin; Source: CK correspondent

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