MOSCOW, May 7 (RAPSI) – The Supreme Court of Russia on Tuesday upheld sentence of two Tajik citizens, who had received 15 years in high security prison each for plotting a terrorist attack on the Moscow Central Circle (MCC) railway, the court’s press service told RAPSI.
The Moscow District Military Court found Bakhtiyer Makhmudov and Zafarkhon Rakhmatov guilty of preparing a terrorist attack, abetting terrorism, participation in a terrorist group, illegal buying, producing and keeping weapons and explosives on February 11.
Prosecutors earlier asked the court to sentence the defendants to 17 years in high security prison each.
Makhmudov and Rakhmatov were arrested in December 2017. Two assault rifles, detonators, grenades and explosives were seized from them.
According to prosecution, the defendants are members of the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist organization banned in Russia. They planned to commit two terrorist attacks including a blast between two MCC stations and explosion in a Moscow Region mall. After the blasts they planned to bombard survivors with grenades.
The would-have-been terrorists have pleaded guilty.