Siberian woman accused of transferring money to ex-wife of ISIS terrorist
Tomsk investigators have filed a case on terrorism support. A woman was detained for transferring about 1 million rubles to a bankcard registered in the name of the ex-wife of an extremist of Kabardino-Balkaria.
FSB officers detained a group of Islamists in the Tomsk region, upon finding out that it had been using secret chat rooms on Telegram for crowdfunding of the Islamic State (IS), RIA Novosti was told by the special services.
The detainees are said to have passed the money along to the terrorists. The group included Russian nationals, supporters of the World Islamic Caliphate (theocratic Islamic state).
They used secret chats to post the details of bankcards and payment services to transfer money to the militants fighting with the IS in Syria, the FSB found out.
Tomsk investigators have filed a case on terrorism support (part 1 of Art. 205.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). According to the investigators, a female resident of Strezhevoy was detained as part of the probe.
She repeatedly used a remote access system for money transfers "to support the IS" between June 2016 and June 2017, the department said. The total amount the woman has transferred stands at 1 million rubles ($14.700), according to the information available to the law enforcement officers. The bankcard was registered in the name of a woman who used to be married to a member of an illegal armed group operating in the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic.”