Russian children’s writer put on international wanted list on terrorism charges

MOSCOW, April 17 (RAPSI) - Children's book writer Daria Itsankova has been put on the international wanted list in a case on aiding and abetting terrorism, the spokesperson of Moscow’s Lefortovsky District Court Yekaterina Krasnova has told RAPSI.
The court has held to detain Itsankova for 2 months after her extradition to Russia. The ruling has not been appealed yet, according to Krasnova.
Itsankova stands charged with organizing a terrorist association or participation in such a group, public calls for extremism and aiding and abetting terrorism.
According to media reports, the woman joined militants in Syria several years ago. Before then, she reportedly adopted Islam, left for Iraq and collected money for financing the Islamic State terrorist organization banned in Russia.
Itsankova known for her fantastic fiction stories for children was nominated for a literary award in 2012.



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