The Russians had established a branch of the Japanese terrorist sect AUM Shinrikyo

the Investigators intend soon to present a 46-year-old Michael Ustiantseva the charges of organizing terrorist community sect “AUM Shinrikyo”, banned in Russia in 2016. On Friday, may 4, reported “the” in a press-service Investigative Committee.

According to investigators, the organizers and participants of the Russian sector of the international religious organization “AUM Shinrikyo” to engage the Russians and collected from them the funds for its financing. Ustyantsev a long time maintained contact with unidentified Japanese leaders of the sect, held a meeting of followers, coordinated the collection and accounting of donations.

may 1, he was detained by members of the FSB in Volgograd at a meeting with local residents. At the request of the investigator on may 3, Ustyantseva was taken into custody.

Russia’s Supreme court in the fall of 2016 acknowledged totalitarian sect AUM Shinrikyo as a terrorist organization and banned its activities in the country. Banning the sect on the territory of Russia petitioned PGO. A few months before the decision in Moscow and St.-Petersburg have passed mass arrests of followers of AUM Shinrikyo. Investigative actions were related to the investigation of the criminal case initiated in October 2015, according to the article 239 of the criminal code (“Creation of non-profit organization encroaching on the personality and rights of citizens”).