Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Russia: 16 Years Old Schoolgirl Convicted In Chechnya For Helping Militants

Posted by Info on 21/10/2011

A 16-year-old schoolgirl from Ingushetia was convicted by the court in Chechnya for assistance to participants of the armed underground, of committing a crime under Part 5 of Article 33 and Part 2 of Article 208 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (aiding members of illegal armed formations). The investigators revealed that, in the period from last July to this June, a schoolgirl of the 11th class was engaged in supplying food to militants.
Allegedly the girl repeatedly travelled to Chechnya, where she received money from militants. For this money she purchased food at the market in Ingushetia, then transported it to Chechnya.

The court sentenced her to four months of imprisonment with restriction of freedom for a term of one year. After completion of her sentence, the girl shall be specially registered and shall be under the control of the law enforcement agencies.

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