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29 December 2015, 13:11

Two natives of Dagestan convicted for financing IS

The Moscow District Military Court has sentenced Elena Arshakhanova to 5 years and 3 months, and Sayida Khalikova to 5.5 years in colony on charges of sponsoring the terrorist organization "Islamic State" (IS), said the spokesman of the court.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on January 12, the Dagestani Regional Public Organization (DRPO) "Pravozaschita" (Advocacy) was approached by Raziyat Isabekova, a resident of the village of Novokayakent of the Kayakent District of Dagestan, who asked to help to find her daughter Sayida Khalikova, who was detained in December 2014 on suspicion of financing militants. On June 5, the student's advocate said that Khalikova had been confident that she transferred money to some charity fund. Nevertheless, she was accused of sponsoring the IS.

"The court has sentenced Arshakhanova to five years and three months, and Khalikova – to five years and six months of imprisonment; they will serve their terms in a general security colony," the "Interfax" quotes Irina Zhirnova, the press secretary of the above court, as saying.

According to her story, the case was heard under a special procedure "at the request of the defendants and their defence," the TASS reports.

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

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