Russia Arrest IS Fundraiser Posing As Charity Worker - ViralTab

Russia Arrest IS Fundraiser Posing As Charity Worker

Story ByAnastasia Smirnova, Sub EditorJoseph Golder,AgencyCentral European News

Video Credit: CEN/InvestigativeCommitteeOfTheRussianFederation

This is the moment Russian FSB agents surround a house and arrest a man they suspect of raising funds for the so-called Islamic State by pretending to be collecting for charity.

The arrest took place in the Dagestan Republic region in south-western Russia and involved members of the Russian Investigative Committee and the Federal Security Service (FSB).

The authorities arrested a man identified as Saadu Akhmednabiyev on suspicion of collecting money for the Islamic State by pretending he was collecting money for charity.

Picture Credit: CEN/InvestigativeCommitteeOfTheRussianFederation

He allegedly worked with his brother Israil Akhmednabiyev to collect money for refugees, people in need, and wells in Africa whilst the cash actually went to funding potential IS attacks.

They had reportedly collected roughly 2 million RUB (23,928 GBP) since 2015. The brothers were reportedly planning to use the money to finance IS attacks in Syria and other unspecified countries.

His brother has been placed on an international wanted list.

Picture Credit: CEN/InvestigativeCommitteeOfTheRussianFederation

Russian media claim that Israil Akhmednabiyev also known as Abu-Umar Sasitlinskiy, who is located between Turkey and Syria, is the founder and coordinator of several Islamic foundations including Mukhadzhirun and Ansar.

He is also accused of financing and facilitating terrorist activities.

The joint FSB and Investigative Committee team reportedly carried out searches in houses belonging to the suspect’s family members and the investigation is ongoing.

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Anastasia Smirnova

I am a senior writer and correspondent with several years experience working as a contributor for various publications.