LONDON, 14 Jul – RIA Novosti. The Briton Benjamin Stimson, who supported the militias in the Donbass, sentenced to prison for “terrorist crimes”.
“According to the judge, Stimson sentenced to five years and four months in prison,” — said RIA Novosti by phone the employee of the Royal court of Manchester, where on Friday heard the case of Stimson.
The defendant was found guilty of violating the British anti-terrorism legislation. Sam Stimson pleaded guilty.
Earlier media reported that 41-year-old Stimson spent four months in 2015 in the Donbass. In October 2015 he gave an interview to television and radio bi-Bi-si in which he said that he was proud of what he did.
Stimson was hoping to get Russian citizenship and start a new life in the Donbass. “I’m not a terrorist, I don’t like these jihadists who go to Syria”, — he stressed.
After the interview, Stimson returned to Manchester when he was detained by the UK authorities. He was charged with “intention to commit acts of terrorism, being a member of a paramilitary group opposed to the government of Ukraine”. Then the charge of “intent to commit a terrorist act” was filmed.