Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Odd turn of events in Moscow

For reasons that are not apparent, a student accused of posting a prayer and photo about ISIS has successfully moved to have her case transferred from a Russian civilian court to a military court in Moscow. Details here. Excerpt:
According to [Patimat] Gadzhieva’s lawyer, Timur Aliev, the student posted an image to a social network depicting representative of ISIS terror organization prohibited in Russia and “a scene of execution”. A copy of text in Russian was copied by Gadzhieva in the form of a prayer. She deleted the image after 13 days, but Russian authorities found the posting in Vkontakte’s archive and launched a criminal case against Gadzhieva in November 2015.
Why would the defense seek the transfer? 

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