St. Petersburg terrorist attack was financed from Turkey
The Basmanny Court of Moscow arrested the tenth defendant in the case over explosion in subway of the Northern Capital.
The terrorist attack in St. Petersburg was financed from Turkey. Money was personally received by Akram Azimov - the tenth defendant in the case over the terrorist attack in the Northern Capital. This was announced on Thursday by the judge of the Basmanny Court of Moscow, declaring the decision on election of a measure of restraint to Azimov Sr. (the younger brother, Abror Azimov, was taken by court into custody several days before – the CrimeRussia’s note).
Besides, the judge specified that Akram Azimov supervised execution of false documents for members of criminal group and for their free crossing of borders. According to her, Abror Azimov who was earlier arrested on suspicion of organization of explosion in St. Petersburg, received money for commission of the terrorist attack and gave them to performer Akbarzhon Jalilov.
The court placed Azimov Sr. in pre-trial detention center till June 3. The defendant himself did not admit his guilt during the meeting. In turn the investigator noted that search of organizers of the terrorist attack continues in various regions of Russia.
As the CrimeRussia wrote earlier, the Federal Security Service announced that they established the alleged customer of terrorist attack in the St. Petersburg metro.
Terrorist attack in the St. Petersburg subway happened in the afternoon on April 3. Explosion happened in the train car on a stage between Technologichesky Institut and Sennaya Ploshad stations. As a result of the attack 14 passengers died, more than 100 have suffered. Later bomb experts neutralized one more bomb at the Ploshad Vosstaniya metro station.
Next day after the attack, the Investigative Committee of Russia named the perpetrator of the terrorist act — native of Kyrgyzstan Akbarzhon Jalilov. On April 6 detention of eight people on the case of terrorist attack became known - Seyfulla Hakimov, Ibragibzhon Ermatov, Dilmurod Muidinov, Bakhram Ergashev, Azamzhon Makhmudov, Makhamadyusuf Mirzaalimov, Shokhista Karimova and Sodik Ortikov. Six of them were detained in St. Petersburg, two — in Moscow, investigators noted.
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