DUSHANBE, October 20, 2015, Asia-Plus – Russian media outlets report Tajik nationals has been punished in St. Petersburg for wearing T-shirt depicting the flag of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, which is banned in Russia as a terrorist organization.

Magistrate’s court in St. Petersburg sentenced a 27-year-old national of Tajikistan to five days in prison on October 15.

The sentence followed his conviction on the charge of propagation and public demonstration of Nazi attributes and symbolics or attributes and symbolics of extremist organizations or other attributes and symbolics propagation and public demonstration of which are banned by federal laws (Article 20 (3) of Russia’s Administrative Code).

The man was released on October 20.