Alleged IS member from Kyrgyzstan convicted in St. Petersburg bombing case


ST. PETERSBURG -- The Moscow District Military Court has convicted and sentenced Kyrgyz-born Obid Abdyramov, 32, for recruitment of terrorists and for his involvement in the St. Petersburg subway suicide bombing in April, reported Friday (December 15).

The bombing took 14 lives. Akbarjon Jalilov, an ethnic Uzbek born in Kyrgyzstan, was the bomber.

During an out-of-town session in St. Petersburg, the court found Abdyramov guilty of providing "assistance to terrorist activities", organising the April attack and recruiting in Russia for the banned "Islamic State" (IS). He received a five-year sentence, according to

Abdyraimov, who moved from Osh Province, Kyrgyzstan, to St. Petersburg originally in search of work, was arrested in April. He confessed before the trial.

He had been recruiting for IS in St. Petersburg since July 2015, according to court documents.

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