The 2nd Western District Military Court of Moscow sentenced a 23-year-old resident of Moscow Anisa Arabieva to three years in a general regime colony for recruiting terrorists to be sent to Syria (part 1 of article 205.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), transfers MBH Media.
The court also ruled to take into account the time spent in the pre-trial detention center in the sentence and to destroy the books about Islam confiscated from the convict. The prosecutor demanded to appoint Arabieva 6 years in prison.
According to the prosecution, in 2015 Arabieva recruited an “indefinite circle of people” who, under her influence, entered the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra organizations banned in Russia and later moved to Syria.
In particular, according to the charge, Arabieva sent video recordings from chats about life in Syria to “undefined persons”, and also personally connected with people who were involved in “transferring” recruited terrorists to Syria.
According to the case materials, one of Arabieva’s “victims” was a native of Chechnya, Zulikhan Magomadova, whose departure was prevented by the employees of the “E” center.
Arabieva herself stated during the trial that she converted to Islam after the tragedy that happened in her life, and therefore gradually began to take an interest in Muslim organizations. However, the convict did not admit her guilt in recruiting, claiming that she had become a victim of a slander.