The criminal court in Liege sentenced Ramzan Idrisov, a Liege resident of Chechen origin, to 5 years in prison and a 6,000-euro fine for taking part in IS terrorist activities, on Friday. The individual went to fight in Syria for 2 months. His accomplice who went with him to Turkey was also sentenced. The 2 Liege residents, aged 30 and 25 and originally from Chechnya, were charged with taking part in IS terrorist activities. One of them fought with the terrorist organisation in Syria from December 2013 to February 2014. Ramzan Idrisov was arrested when he touched down at Zaventem airport.
Several recordings, pictures, and videos proved his active involvement as a fighter within IS. He had previously been indoctrinated, and became radicalised. He responded to Jihadist propaganda and took advantage of an organised network to reach Syria through Turkey. The active participant in IS activities was sentenced to 5 years’ imprisonment and a 6,000-euro fine.
His accomplice, Movsar O. (Ousmanov), went to Turkey but did not reach Syria. His initial aim was to get to Syria in order to fight as a Jihadist. But he did bring crucial support to the expedition by buying the plane tickets and a mobile phone for Ramzan Idrisov. The court sentenced him to 2 years with a 5 years’ suspension, and a 1,200-euro suspended fine.
Christopher Vincent (Source: Belga)