2015-09-09 10:00:00

Russian Investigative Committee probing info on attempts to recruit Russians to ISIL

Moscow, September 9, Interfax - The Russian Investigative Committee is conducting inquiries into attempts at recruiting Russian citizens to the Islamic State, an organization banned in Russia.

"You are aware that we are conducting inquiries into the cases of the attempted recruitment of our citizens to the ranks of ISIL combat units," head of the Russian Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin said in an interview with the Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper, which is published on the newspaper's website.

Bastrykin noted the need for averting the so-called "controlled conflicts."

"First and foremost, this should be done so that their emergence will become impossible at all. The factors of conflicts are well-known. Therefore, it should be followed closely and curb rapidly any attempts at the propaganda of radical ideology, particularly among young people. The Investigative Committee gives special attention to this question," Bastrykin said.

"A tough control over foreign funding flows to non-profit organizations engaged in political activity is needed," he said.

"And, from this point of view, we support the amendments made in our legislation that envision the status of foreign agents for such organizations, as well as the law on undesirable foreign organizations enacted this year," the Investigative Committee chief said.