Three people suspected of ties to ISIS taken into custody in Khanty-Mansiysk

Three people suspected of ties to ISIS taken into custody in Khanty-Mansiysk

The Nizhhnevartovsk City Court in Russia’s Khanty-Mansiysk Region has arrested three people suspected of ties to the ISIS terrorist organization (outlawed in Russia), the Court President’s Assistant Yulia Barycheva said.

"The Court has sent them to custody for two months. Two of the three suspects were arrested on September 20 and the third one was arrested on September 21," TASS cited her as saying.

The three were detained in Nizhnevartovsk on September 19. According to a law enforcement source, weapons and banned literature were seized from them. An investigation was opened under the Russian Criminal Code Articles 205.5.2 (organization and participation in terrorist organization) and 222.1 (illegal purchase, possession and carrying of weapons).

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