Three Islamists from Bashkortostan received long prison terms

Ufa. 18 Oct. INTERFAX – the Volga district military court during a field meeting in Ufa has sentenced three local residents for extremist activity, including the attack on the JSC “Uchalinskiy GOK” (UGOK), reported “Interfax” in a press-service UFSB across Bashkiria on Wednesday.

Found that three residents of the Uchalinsky area from January 2015 professed a radical form of Islam, communicated via the Internet with members of illegal armed groups, including supporters of the “Islamic state” (organization banned in Russia) in Syria, “in local mosques and through the Internet publicly justified terrorist activities and called for maintaining the armed struggle against the policy of the Russian state”.

“On may 27, 2016, one of the defendants to intimidate the population, causing the state of material damage and in order to force the authorities to change the political system, he committed a terrorist act in JSC “Uchalinskiy GOK”. They had carried out an armed attack on the guards and employees, the arson administrative buildings”, – said the representative of the FSB.

Thus, the defendant attacked the arrived law enforcement officers and shouted slogans in support of the activities of terrorist organizations. He resisted, but was arrested.

In the course of investigative actions at places of residence of the defendants discovered and seized ammunition, explosives and explosive device and drugs and extremist literature.

The court found the two accused guilty under part 1 of article 205.2 (public calls for terrorist activity or public justification of terrorism), part 1 of article 222.1 (illegal acquisition, transfer, sale, storage, transportation or carrying of explosives or explosive devices), part 2 St. 228 (illegal acquisition, storage, transportation, manufacturing, processing of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances or their analogues) of the criminal code and sentenced each to seven years of imprisonment in a General regime colony.

The third defendant was found guilty under part 2 of article 205 (terrorist act), part 1 of article 205.2, part 2 of article 111 (intentional infliction of grievous bodily harm), part 2 of article 318 (use of violence against a representative of authorities) of the criminal code and sentenced to 18 years imprisonment in a strict regime colony.

In addition, the court satisfied a civil claim of the General Director of JSC “Uchalinskiy GOK” on compensation for property damage caused by the crime, more than $ 8.5 million.