"The district court ruled a 28-year-old man guilty of crimes under article 256 section 2 and article 174 section 1 of the criminal code. The offender has been sentenced to six years in a special regime correctional facility with property confiscation. The court saw the threat of the recurrence of crimes in his actions," the Akmola Region court's press service said.
The two criminal code articles stipulate punishment for spreading terrorist ideology and seeking to spread religious and social intolerance.
The man, who had previously served nine years for murder and converted to radical Islam while in jail, started studying Daesh materials, gathering terrorist propaganda on various internet accounts and told other users of his intentions to travel to Syria or carry out terrorist acts in Kazakhstan, according to the case.
Daesh, outlawed in Russia and many other countries, controls large areas of Syria and Iraq. The group has been spreading its influence to other countries and is notorious for recruiting jihadists, mainly young people, from all over the world via social media.