10 November 2016, 13:40
Islamist sentenced to 8 years in Saratov Region
Saratov, November 10, Interfax - A visiting panel of the Volga District Military Court met in Saratov and sentenced a Dagestani native, Mail Mameyev, on extremist charges, the regional department of the Federal Security Service said.
According to police, Mameyev was released from custody in 2015. He came to the Saratov Region and formed a group of radical Islam followers.
In addition, Mameyev was recruiting young women online for illegal armed groups operating in the North Caucasus.
"Using the Vkontakte social network, he persuaded a Saratov woman to marry him in accordance with the Muslim tradition and to join the jihad in the Vilayat Dagestan Caucasus Emirate illegal armed group, a unit of the Caucasus Emirate organization [branded terrorist by the Russian Supreme Court]," the department said.
Officers of the Federal Security Service department in the Saratov Region detained the recruiter in February 2016. A live F-1 grenade with a fuse, a revolver with eight cartridges and extremist Islamic books were found at his residence.
Mameyev was charged with complicity in a terrorist organization, illegal acquisition, transfer, distribution, possession, transportation or carrying of a weapon, and illegal acquisition, transfer, distribution, possession, transportation or carrying of explosives or explosive devices.
The court sentenced him to eight years in a maximum-security penitentiary. The sentence took effect.