Varvara Karaulov wants to ask Putin for pardon
MOSCOW, 11 Dec — RIA Novosti. Sentenced for trying to join terrorist group “Islamic state”* ex-student of Moscow state University Alexander Ivanov (Varvara Karaulov) has applied to the Commissioner for human rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova asking for assistance when applying for the pardon, told RIA Novosti lawyer Karaulova Sergey adamsin.
“She wrote a letter asking for assistance when applying to the President for clemency,” said the lawyer.
According to him, the Ombudsman has previously expressed an offer to help convicted. “Vara gave her words, and she happily wrote her a letter. As we continue to interact — depends on the Ombudsman”, — said the lawyer.
Varvara Karaulov, later changed his name and became Alexandra Ivanova, was arrested in October 2015 for attempting to join ISIS. Karaulov secret from the parents flew to Istanbul, where he was detained with a group of Russians, allegedly attempting to enter Syria, found out the FSB. In March, the Supreme court affirmed the previously assigned sentence Karaulova at 4.5 years.
* A terrorist organization banned in Russia.