*** He released under his own recognizance
Moscow. 22 Feb. INTERFAX – a Preliminary investigation against the Imam of the Moscow mosque Yardyam Mahmoud Valitova, accused of public justification of terrorism, completed, reported “Interfax” the lawyer Dagir khasavov.
“Me and my client informed about the completion of the preliminary investigation. Next week we will begin to familiarize themselves with the case materials. There are only three volumes,” – said D. hasavov.
“Mahmud Velitov released under a subscription about not departure”, – he said.
The lawyer also noted that the investigation has softened the article, which accused the Imam.
“Again there was a reclassification of charges on softer – with part 2 of article 205.2 of the Criminal code the criminal code (public justification of terrorism through the media) to part 1 of article 205.2 of the criminal code (public justification of terrorism), – said D. hasavov.
The maximum sanction under this article is five years imprisonment.
The court banned the Imam to use the Internet, mobile phones and landline, however, allowed to communicate with medical professionals, as well as M. Velitov has a disability, suffered a heart attack and stroke. The employees of the FSIN did not begin to wear Imam an electronic bracelet as a result he previously a heart operation.
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).