A fourth Brooklyn man was named in a revised indictment submitted Monday on charges of providing material support and conspiracy to join the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (Daesh, or ISIS) terror organization.
Dilkhayot Kasimov, 26, is expected to be arraigned Wednesday in Brooklyn federal court on charges of collecting $1,600 from multiple individuals to help send one of two Brooklyn men to Syria to join the group.
Both were arrested earlier this year, along with a third who worked together with Kasimov. All four are Uzbekistani nationals. Kasimov’s protege, Akhror Saidakhmetov, was caught in February at JFK International Airport just before boarding a flight to Turkey, where he expected to cross the border into Syria.
Kasimov allegedly encouraged others to participate in violent jihad through the use of electronic messages, according to prosecutors. He worked together with Abror Habibov, who owned cell phone kiosks, and who allegedly also helped in facilitating the travel of foreign fighters to Syria.
Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev had allegedly also planned to travel to Syria to fight with ISIS.
The three defendants picked up in February have already pleaded not guilty in March at a hearing in Brooklyn federal court to charges of conspiracy.
All four are being held at a detention center in New Jersey, according to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Authority.Hana Levi Julian