FSB issues red notice for another person of interest in St. Petersburg metro attack
A close friend of the suicide bomber disappeared right after the tragedy in Russian northern capital.
The FSB has issued a red notice for another person of interest in St. Petersburg metro attack. It is Farrukh Tadjibaev, a friend of the alleged suicide bomber Akbarzhon Jalilov. The FSB believes that he was one of the links in the criminal chain and was the one instructing Jalilov.
Tadjibaev lived in Moscow and worked as a cook after he came to Russia from Kyrgyzstan. Shortly before the attack, the 24-year-old man moved to St. Petersburg. After the tragedy he disappeared. Now he is officially wanted on suspicion of terrorism.
The attack in St. Petersburg metro occurred on April 3 of this year: an explosion happened in a subway car. It resulted in 16 people killed and dozens injured. According to the investigation, suicide bomber Akbarzhon Jalilov was in the car. He brought the bomb in a backpack and put it into effect. Possible organizers and accomplices of the perpetrator have been detained in the Moscow region and St. Petersburg. All of them come from Central Asia, some had Russian passports. The suicide bomber also had a Russian citizenship that he obtained at 16 as his father had worked in Russia for many years.
The prosecutors want the former Russian Federation Council member to go to prison for 14 years instead of 9 and pay a 500-million-ruble ($8.8 million) fine instead of 70 million rubles ($1.2 million).