Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Why was this case tried in military court?

A Russian military court has convicted a Dagestani imam of justifying terrorism. He was sentenced to five years in prison, according to this RAPSI report. Excerpt:
Investigators claim that in February 2016, [Magomednabi] Magomedov, being an imam of “Vostochnaya” mosque, made a public speech containing statements justifying terrorist activity and calls aimed at incitement of religious hatred. 
Moreover, the defendant showed hatred towards law enforcement authorities, according to investigation.
Why couldn't the case have been tried in a civilian court?

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