According to the press service of the FSB of Russia for the Krasnoyarsk Territory, the officers stopped the activities of the terrorist organization Katiba at-Tawhid wal-Jihad, banned in Russia. Detained two supporters of the organization in the region.
Both of them come from one of the republics of the Central Asian region. As the operatives clarify, the main goal of the jihadist recruiters was to increase the number of the organization’s supporters.
– The recruitment of Krasnoyarsk residents to participate in destructive activities was carried out. Criminal cases were initiated against these persons on the grounds of crimes under Part 1 of Art. 205.1 and part 1 of Art. 205.2 of the Criminal Code of Russia. The defendants are in custody. Operational search activities and investigative actions continue, – said the press service of the regional department of the FSB.
Other details have not yet been reported. In the Krasnoyarsk Territory, representatives of illegal organizations are regularly caught or the “sleeping” cells of terrorism are exposed. For example, in 2019, three terrorist recruiters arrested a year earlier were convicted in the region. They operated in the north of the Krasnoyarsk Territory – in the city of Norilsk – and represented the odious ISIS banned in Russia. In addition to promoting Islamism, they urged citizens to go to fight in the Middle East war zones. The cell was also engaged in collecting money for terrorists. For this, everyone received nine years in a strict regime colony.