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Russian National Who Transferred About $800,000 to IS Detained in Moscow

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The Federal Security Service (FSB) and the Russian Investigative Committee detained a Russian national, aged 26, who had transferred at least 50 million rubles ($770,000) to the Islamic State, a terrorist organization that is outlawed in Russia, the FSB Center for Public Relations and the Investigative Committee told TASS.

The FSB Center for Public Relations said that the person in custody is Georgy Guyev from Russia’s North Ossetia-Alania Region. "According to investigators, during the period of January 2015 to May 2019, the suspect gathered funds through bank cards and provided financial services to the Islamic State, a terrorist organization that is outlawed on the territory of the Russian Federation, as well as to the founder of the Islamic foundation Muhajiroun, Israil Akhmednabiyev, also known as Abu Umar Sasitlinsky (wanted for terrorism - TASS)," the Investigative Committee added.

Guyev’s apartment was searched and bank cards, mobile phones with instructions from IS coordinators and extremist literature were found there. "In addition, information on cash flows through the perpetrators’ bank accounts was received by virtue of the criminal case, and contacts between the suspect in custody and members of the international terrorist organization are being investigated, and the received correspondence and information about telephone conversations is being examined and analyzed," the Investigative Committee noted.


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