Student of the Moscow state University (MSU) Alexander Ivanov (Varvara Karaulov), accused of trying to join the banned international terrorist organization “Islamic state” (ISIS, DAISH), in the course of the hearing spoke about their understanding of the IG and tried to explain the motives that drove it, reports RAPSI.

On Monday the Moscow district military court started the examination of evidence in the form of electronic devices seized during the proceedings. The defendant, in particular, gave explanations about their correspondence with different people.

“I was waiting for an invitation from Ayrat Samatova and in may 2015 at the women’s club “Muslim” in WhatsАpp met a girl Iman, who lives in Germany with her husband and three children. She asked me if I wanted to go to Syria, where a Islamic state and announced the possibility to get married there,” said Karaulov.

On a court question, whether she understood then, what is “Islamic state”, the defendant replied that on the basis of correspondence with Iman and Samatvam she thought ISIS was built on the precepts of the Koran state where I do not drink, do not smoke and the main goal is not making money, and caring about the welfare of the people. While Karaulov was not able to remember, was there Samatov fighting against someone on the side of the IG.

On the question of the court Karaulov said that at that time had a vague idea of what the IG, and in the spring of 2015 did not know about the ban of this organization on the territory of the Russian Federation and the recognition of its terrorist, as the main source of information for her was her lover.

“Samatov led me to Islam because it was the only subject on which he was willing to talk to me. After talking with him I was attracted to the treatment of women in this denomination, because they are always under the protection of the – first father, then husband and children. Contrary to popular belief, in Islam the woman are treated like treasure and appreciate for intelligence and ability, and not just for the beauty”, – said Karaulova.

5 October, the Moscow district military court has started consideration of the merits of the criminal case against a student of Barbara Karaulova. Announced the indictment, the Prosecutor stated that Karaulov has decided to join ISIS, joining a terrorist group “Badr”, and could carry out subversive activities in Syria or Europe, by suicide bombing.

As follows from the indictment, the girl on messenger came in contact with an unidentified person to get into one of the units of the IG, which was ruled by Abduh Khakin. 27 may 2015 the defendant bought a ticket and flew from Moscow to Istanbul, in Turkey, she met and moved to a safe house in the city of Kilis, where she was later detained by security officers.

After a forced return to Russia on June 12 of last year, it did not abandon its attempts to join the terrorists, said the representative of the prosecution. “No later than July 2015, she contacted (recruiter) Samatova, which communicated via messenger, and also acted in the Internet under the name Amina Sayfutdinovoy allegedly trying to organize a new trip to the territory of Syria,” – said the Prosecutor. He added that Karaulova have the skills of combat training and knowledge of foreign languages.

In 2015, as a second-year student of the faculty of philosophy of Moscow state University, Karaulova secret from the parents flew to Istanbul, where he was detained with a group of Russians, allegedly attempting to enter Syria. The girl managed to return June 12 with a flight from Istanbul, her recruiter was later arrested. Summer Karaulov was released after questioning without charge and then she changed her name and became Alexandra Ivanova.

28 October 2015 the girl was arrested, and on 10 November, she was charged with attempted participation in a terrorist organization. According to the materials of the case, the interrogation of Ivanov admitted his guilt. At the end of August this year it was reported that the investigation is completed and it threatens till 10 years of imprisonment.

The girl’s parents were told that she fell in love with the recruiter of Islamists, and her lawyer said that Karaulov “went to the man she loved” and no intentions to join ISIS she was not. The mother of the defendant Kira Karaulov also claimedthat her daughter was arrested because she refused again to chat with recruiters at the direction of Russian special services and is under their control. The National anti-terrorist Committee is denied.

Varvara Karaulov said at the trial about his understanding of the “Islamic state” 25.10.2016

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