Russian court detains man charged with preparing terror attacks in Moscow
MOSCOW, September 1 (RAPSI) – The Meschansky District Court of Moscow has detained Murodbek Muydin Kodirov, who stands charged with plotting terror attacks in Moscow on September 1, the first school day in Russia, RAPSI learnt in the court on Friday.
The defendant is to stay in detention until October 31.
Kodirov is charged with an act of terrorism committed by an organized group, illegal acquisition of explosives, illegal manufacture of explosives, and participation in activities of a terrorist organization.
On August 31, the Federal Security Service (FSB) arrested two men from Central Asia suspected of plotting attacks in places to be crowded on September 1.
According to FSB, one of the suspects was planning an attack using an ax. He has published a video statement on the Internet pledging loyalty to the ISIS, a terrorist organization banned in Russia and internationally. FSB says contacts of ISIS recruiters and instructions related to the planned crimes were found when studying his telephone.
Another suspect admitted to preparing to carry out a suicide bombing after a homemade explosive device was found at his place of residence.