2019-07-24 13:22:00

Religion section editor of Dagestani newspaper charged with financing terrorism

Makhachkala, July 24, Interfax - Investigators in Dagestan have filed charges against journalist Abdulmumin Gadzhiyev, who was arrested in June, the deputy editor-in-chief of the newspaper Chernovik, Magomed Magomedov, told Interfax.

"Gadzhiyev was charged with a crime enshrined by Part 2 of Article 205.5 of the Russian Criminal Code (participation in the activities of an organization recognized as terrorist in accordance with the Russian legislation," Magomedov said.

Abdulmumin Gadzhiyev is in charge of Chernovik's religion section. He and two other residents of Dagestan were detained on June 14. On June 18, the Makhachkala Sovetsky District Court arrested the journalist for two months on suspicion of financing terrorism. Gadzhiyev does not admit his guilt.

His colleagues are supporting him. Three Dagestani weekly newspapers ran similar front pages saying "I/We Abdulmumin Gadzhiyev" on June 21.