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Traveler Zhuravlev returned from a three-year captivity in Syria — video

A world on the brink 14.10.2016 at 21:26

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Traveler Konstantin Zhuravlev known extremals from Tomsk, was captured 3 years ago, traveling from Turkey to Syria to hitch a ride. Today he came home.

the Website of Russia's FSB reports: "On the territory of the Russian Federation returned the citizen of Russia Zhuravlev, Konstantin Vladimirovich, born in 1981, which is traveling around the world in October 2013 was captured in Northern Syria by one of the armed groups and forced to hold for three years."

After produced by the Federal security service of the Russian Federation with the participation of K. V. Zhuravleva necessary proceedings, he handed over to relatives.

the Video report of Russia 24 on three-year captivity of the traveler Konstantin Zhuravlev

As reported TASS a source in law enforcement bodies, Zhuravlev will soon arrive in his native Tomsk.

"He is in Russia, but not in Tomsk, he's fine, soon he will come to Tomsk," — said the Agency interlocutor.

Zhuravlev disappeared in Syria near Aleppo during implementation of its project "Alone with the desert" in 2013. The Russians were hitchhiking from Turkey through Syria to the Sahara, where he planned to spend a few weeks. Zhuravleva seized by militants of the Islamist group "Liwa al-Tawhid" accused him of spying for Damascus.

As previously explained, the employee of the Syrian security services, Zhuravlev entered the territory of Syria, without having on that the official reason that was punishable by imprisonment. In this case, the Syrian government cannot be responsible for the fate of the Russian. However, official Damascus promised then to do everything possible to free Zhuravlev.

In Russia under the reference of relatives Zhuravleva criminal case was initiated under part 3 of article 126 of the criminal code "Kidnapping by an organized group".

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