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Russia: Trial of student accused of trying to join IS opens in Moscow   01:38

Russia: Trial of student accused of trying to join IS opens in Moscow

Russian Federation, Moscow
October 5, 2016 at 15:34 GMT -00:00 · Published

The trial of a 20-year old former Moscow State University student, accused of engaging in a terrorist activity in Syria, opened in the Moscow District Military Court, Wednesday. According to her lawyers Karaulova, previously known as Aleksandra Ivanova, denied the charges of attempting joining the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL).

Gadji Aliyev, who is defending Karaulova, stated "this accusation is unjust. Varvara [Karaulova] responded adequately saying that she does not admit the charge. She didn't go to engage in any terrorist activity."

Fellow defence lawyer, Sergei Badamshin, dismissed the claims as being "based upon hypotheses" and a "distortion of facts." He claimed that the defendant "didn't have the intention to become a terrorist" nor did she "intend to join a terrorist organisation."

Karaulova was detained in Turkey while attempting to cross the border into Syria. Turkish police deported to Russia in June 2015 where she then faced terrorism-related criminal charges.

Russia: Trial of student accused of trying to join IS opens in Moscow   01:38
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The trial of a 20-year old former Moscow State University student, accused of engaging in a terrorist activity in Syria, opened in the Moscow District Military Court, Wednesday. According to her lawyers Karaulova, previously known as Aleksandra Ivanova, denied the charges of attempting joining the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL).

Gadji Aliyev, who is defending Karaulova, stated "this accusation is unjust. Varvara [Karaulova] responded adequately saying that she does not admit the charge. She didn't go to engage in any terrorist activity."

Fellow defence lawyer, Sergei Badamshin, dismissed the claims as being "based upon hypotheses" and a "distortion of facts." He claimed that the defendant "didn't have the intention to become a terrorist" nor did she "intend to join a terrorist organisation."

Karaulova was detained in Turkey while attempting to cross the border into Syria. Turkish police deported to Russia in June 2015 where she then faced terrorism-related criminal charges.

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