Thursday, April 20, 2017
'All Islamist roads lead to Turkey'! St. Petersburg Metro Blast Suspect Received Money From Terrorist Group in Turkey.
'All Islamist roads lead to Turkey'! St. Petersburg Metro Blast Suspect Received Money From Terrorist Group in Turkey. (SP).
The man suspected of detonating a bomb on the St. Petersburg metro earlier this month had received money from an "international terrorist group" in Turkey, Russian investigators said on Thursday. Judge on the case ruled that the suspect received money from a terrorist group participant in Turkey for the preparation of the terrorist act.
During the hearing, Akram Azimov, the elder brother of suspected organizer of the terrorist act in the St. Petersburg metro Abror Azimov, denied any involvement in the subway blast, a Sputnik correspondent reported from Moscow's Basmanny Court on Thursday.
An investigator in the court said Thursday that Akram testified against his brother Abror.
"During the questioning as a suspect, Azimov said that he and his brother performed actions that contributed to the explosion," the investigator said.
Despite the suspect's plea, Moscow's Basmanny Court authorized the arrest of Akram Azimov.
The Russian Investigative Committee subsequently said that Akram Azimov called by phone suicide bomber Akbarzhon Jalilov and transferred him money received in Turkey from a member of an international terrorist group.
"The investigation provided information that Azimov contacted Jalilov and transferred money to him.
He received this money for preparation of the terrorist act in Turkey from an active member of an international terrorist organization. Azimov also was engaged in forging documents so that members of this organization could freely move across Russia," Judge Elena Lenskaya's ruling on Azimov's arrest said. Hmmm....Anyone keeping track how many times Islamic terrorist actions lead to Turkey? Read the full story here.