Moscow. 27 Dec. INTERFAX – the Consequence retrained on heavier article of the charge the Imam of the Moscow mosque Yardyam Mahmoud Valitova, reported “Interfax” his lawyer Dagir khasavov.
“The investigation has changed my client’s article, according to which he is accused of public justification of terrorism with the use of the Internet (part 2 of article 205.2 of the criminal code), for which he could face up to seven years of imprisonment”, – said D. hasavov.
The lawyer added that Butyrskaya court of Moscow extended the house arrest of the Imam until February 27, a preliminary investigation is extended to the same date.
D. hasavov said that M. Velitov refused partial admission of guilt. “Now, we do not recognize guilt,” said D. hasavov.
Earlier M. Velitov was accused of public justification of terrorism (part 1 of article 205.2 OF THE CRIMINAL CODE). The maximum sanction under this article is five years imprisonment.
According to investigators, 23 Sep 2013 M. Velitov, as Chairman of the Board and at the same time the Imam of the religious organizations, during prayers in the mosque on the street Khachaturian said in a speech justifying the activities of one of the members of the terrorist organization “Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami” (banned in Russia).