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Russia advocates using national law to prosecute IS terrorists, says diplomat

MOSCOW, March 28. /TASS/. Russia is committed to using judicial proceedings to prosecute terrorists belonging to the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group (outlawed in Russia), Spokeswoman for Russia’s Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.

Responding to a question on the subject, the diplomat said this issue can and should be discussed. "There are instances that surely must not serve as an example: secret, flying or mobile prisons. These are surely not the option that should be considered," Zakharova emphasized.

According to the Russian diplomat, when terrorists stand trial, "national legal instruments should, first of all, be used and, secondly, this work should involve, among other things, international anti-terrorist provisions or the regulatory base for exchanging data and holding consultations on the relevant issues."

"That is why - let me repeat - this topic should be discussed. We have already said that at this stage there must be the primacy of national legislation in those countries which detain terrorists and should bring them to justice on the basis of appropriate evidence," the Russian diplomat specified.