A special jury in Paris sentenced 26-year-old Frenchman of Chechen origin Abdul Hakim Anaev to 10 years in prison for participation in a terrorist community. Kavkaz.Realii drew attention to Le Monde's publication about the verdict.
The man will spend the first two-thirds of his sentence in prison. The National Anti-Terrorism Prosecutor's Office demanded that he be sentenced to 17 years in prison. The maximum penalty under the article on a terrorist community is 30 years in prison. As Le Monde clarified, the verdict was handed down on October 31.
Anaev was found guilty of inciting his friend Khamzat Azimov, who in May 2018 killed a 29-year-old passerby and wounded five others in the Grand Opera area of Paris. Security forces shot him dead at the scene. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.
Anaev’s arrest became known on September 26, 2018. Then the young man denied accusations of adherence to radical Islamists. At the same time, he admitted that he read a lot about the Islamic State on the Internet, but “only for the sake of obtaining information.”