Russian arrested in Oslo withdraws his testimony
After being detained, Bashkortostan-born Russian said he wanted to kill as many people as possible.
A resident of Ufa, who was arrested in Oslo after attacking a woman with a knife, withdraws his words about the intention to commit a terrorist act. Now, the tourist says he felt sick, and his actions have nothing to do with terrorism, TASS reports.
“He says that he came to Norway with no intention of committing a terrorist act,” said the Russian’s lawyer Ulu Lunde.
The 20-year-old Russian arrived in Norway on January 17 and attacked a 25-year-old woman. After the arrest, the native of Bashkiria stated that he wanted to kill as many people as possible, so the investigation also charged him with a terrorist attack. After a conversation with his lawyer, the Russian recanted his statement. The court arrested placed him into custody until February 16. The Russian refused from consular assistance, News.ru reports.
The injured woman is in hospital with a severe wound. The police believe that the crime was committed on religious grounds.
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