Russian cadet charged with plotting terror attack to undergo repeated sanity exam
ST. PETERSBURG, January 11 (RAPSI, Mikhail Telekhov) – The Moscow District Military Court during its offsite hearing in St. Petersburg on Thursday ordered A.F. Mozhaysky's Military-Space Academy’s cadet Vadim Osipov, charged with preparing a terror attack in the academy, to undergo repeated mental examination, RAPSI correspondent reported from the courtroom.
Judges threw the results of the first medical evaluation conducted during investigation into question, and ruled that the defendant’s mental health should be reexamined.
Osipov stands charged with inducing to terrorism and preparing a terrorist attack.
Investigators believe that the cadet was involved in inducing and recruiting his course mates for terrorist activities and/or provided financial aid to terrorists. A book banned as extremist has been uploaded to his smartphone, according to investigators. Moreover, a copy book paper containing the barrack’s scheme and capture plan have been seized from him.
Osipov pleaded not guilty claiming that he discussed the St. Petersburg metro terror attack that occurred on April 3 and actions of security services with his course mates. The cadet stated that he had drawn the barrack’s scheme in order to think the safety system through and discuss shortcomings for self-education.
The A.F. Mozhaisky Military Space Academy is a military educational institution providing training for specialists of the Aerospace Forces and other types of the Armed Forces in 40 different military specialties.