Charges brought to seventh defendant of case over terrorist attack in St. Petersburg
Mukhamadyusup Ermatov partially admitted his guilt, the Investigative Committee reported.
The charge is brought to the seventh defendant in the case over terrorist attack in St. Petersburg metro, Mukhamadyusup Ermatov. This was reported to journalists on Thursday, May 18, representative of the Investigative Committee of Russia Svetlana Petrenko.
According to her, Ermatov lives in St. Petersburg and according to the investigators he is involved in illicit trafficking in explosives and was connected with Akbarzhon Jalilov who arranged the explosion in metro. In Ermatov's apartment field investigators found explosive device during searches. The defendant admitted his guilt only partially.
To recall, before charges had already been brought to Sayfille Hakimov, Bakhram Ergashev, Dilmurod Muidinov, Ibragimzhon Ermatov, Ajzamzhon Makhmudov and Makhamadyusuf Mirzaalimov. In total at the moment 11 defendants are connected to criminal case.
The explosion in St. Petersburg metro happened in the afternoon on April 3 in the train car on a stage between Tehnologichesky Institut and Sennaya Ploshad stations. As a result of terrorist attack 15 people and a terrorist who put the explosive device in action have died; 102 were injured.
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