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The Supreme Court in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Ingushetia has sentenced a Libyan national to four years in jail.

Suleiman Osman Uheida, also known as Abu Khalid, was found guilty on June 2 of organizing an Islamic armed group and of illegal possessing a weapon.

When sentencing Uheida, the court said it took into account his cooperation with the investigators.

According to the investigators, Uheida had been takeng part in Islamic insurgency activities in the North Caucasus since 1995.

Islamic insurgency leader Doku Umarov has proclaimed himself the leader of what he calls the independent Islamic state of Imarat Kavkaz (The Caucasus Emirate) in the North Caucasus.

The investigators said that, in 2011, Umarov appointed Uheida the leader (Qadiy) of the Shari'a court of Imarat Kavkaz. (The Caucasus Emirate).

Based on reporting by ITAR-TASS and Interfax