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Who are the 4 suspects in the Moscow attack who appeared beaten before a judge

Who are the 4 suspects in the Moscow attack who appeared beaten before a judge

Who are the 4 suspects in the Moscow attack who appeared beaten before a judge

Beaten and with obvious signs of torture, the four suspected perpetrators of the attack in Moscow which on Friday left 137 people dead. All were accused of committing an act of terrorism and could be sentenced to life in prison.

Three of the suspects were hunched over and blue in the face as they were led into court. Moscoweven one of them was missing one earwhile the room He remained in a wheelchair, wearing a hospital gown. and appeared unconscious.

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Last Friday, armed men invaded the concert hall Croco City Hallin Krasnogorska suburb north of Moscow, and they shot at the public. At that time, more than 6,000 people attended a rock concert. Four attackers were recorded by security cameras while they were committing the slaughterone of them even cuts the throat of an injured man with a knife.

Unidentified armed men advancing towards the doors of Crocus City Hall in Krasnogorsk, on the outskirts of Moscow, Russia. (AFP). (-UGC/)

Crocus City Hall concert hall burned down in Krasnogorsk, on the outskirts of Moscow, on March 26, 2024. (Photo by NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA / AFP).

Crocus City Hall concert hall burned down in Krasnogorsk, on the outskirts of Moscow, on March 26, 2024. (Photo by NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA / AFP). (NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/)

He Islamic State of Khorasan (ISIS-K) took responsibility for the attack.

Russian researchers say The four people presented on Sunday are precisely the perpetrators of the massacre.

The suspects are from the former Soviet republic of Tajikistan. They worked on Russia with temporary or expired visas. The Moscow City Court identified them as Dalerdzhon Mirzoyev, Saidakrami Rachabalizoda, Shamsidin Fariduni and Mukhammadsobir Fayzov.

On Monday, the president Vladimir Putin described the suspects as “Radical Islamists” and reiterated his accusation that Ukraine could have played a role in the attack, something Kiev has repeatedly denied.

This is what is known about the four suspects:

Dalerdjon Barotovich Mirzoyev, suspected of involvement in the Moscow concert hall attack, is sitting in the defendant's cage as he awaits his pre-trial detention hearing at the Basmanny District Court.  (Photo by Olga MALTSEVA/AFP).

Dalerdjon Barotovich Mirzoyev, suspected of involvement in the Moscow concert hall attack, is sitting in the defendant’s cage as he awaits his pre-trial detention hearing at the Basmanny District Court. (Photo by Olga MALTSEVA/AFP). (OLGA MALTSEVA/)

Dalerdzhon Mirzoyev is 32 years old. According to the AP agency, he could be living in Russia as undocumented.

On Sunday he was presented before the judge and the press sitting in a glass cage. He had a black eye, a bruised face from the beating and a plastic bag hanging around his neck.. Sometimes it seemed like he was short of breath and his eyes were lost. In a photograph released immediately after his arrest, Mirzoyev He didn’t have those marks on his face.

The Russian press claims that he is the one who appears in a Chilling Islamic State video cutting the throat of an injured man.

The AP agency indicates that Mirzoyev obtained a three-month residence permit in the city of Novosibirskbut that had already expired.

After his arrest, he told his interrogators that he had recently lived in a shelter Moscow with another of the suspects.

The court where he appeared on Sunday said that Mirzoyev He is married and has four children.

Saidakrami Murodalii Rachabalizoda, suspected of involvement in the concert hall attack that killed 137 people, is sitting inside the defendant's cage as he awaits his remand hearing.  (Photo by Olga MALTSEVA/AFP).

Saidakrami Murodalii Rachabalizoda, suspected of involvement in the concert hall attack that killed 137 people, is sitting inside the defendant’s cage as he awaits his remand hearing. (Photo by Olga MALTSEVA/AFP). (OLGA MALTSEVA/)

Saidakrami Murodali Rachabalizoda He is 30 years old and unemployed. He told the court through an interpreter that he has Russian residency documents but did not remember where they were, according to CNN.

When he appeared in court on Sunday, he had a bandage on his head. According to Russian media reports, the security forces will cut off one of your ears. He also had black eyes.

Shamsidin Fariduni.  (Olga MALTSEVA/AFP).

Shamsidin Fariduni. (Olga MALTSEVA/AFP). (OLGA MALTSEVA/)

The third suspect is Shamsidin Fariduni, 25 years old. When he showed up on Sunday, part of his face was swollen.

It was registered in Krasnogorsksuburb of Moscow where the murders took place, and worked in a factory, according to the AP.

According to Russian media, he told interrogators they offered him 500,000 rubles (about $5,425) to carry out the attack. This money is equivalent to about two and a half years of the average salary in TajikistanAP said.

The three men pleaded guilty before the judge to charges of terrorismRussian media reported.

Mukhammadsobir Fayzov.  (Olga MALTSEVA/AFP).

Mukhammadsobir Fayzov. (Olga MALTSEVA/AFP). (OLGA MALTSEVA/)

Mukhammadsobir Fayzov, 19, is the fourth suspect. He was taken to court in a wheelchair. He had a catheter placed in his body and an injured or missing eye. At one point, he appeared to slip into unconsciousness.

The Russian press reported that Fayzov He worked as an apprentice at a barber shop in the textile town of Ivanovo, but left his job in November.

He didn’t speak a single word during his appearance.

Videos circulated on Russian social media showing the four suspects being beaten while detained and during interrogation.

The judge ordered two months of preventive detention for the four.

CNN said it asked the Kremlin about the “visible signs of violence” committed against the suspects, but the spokesman Dmitri Peskov He declined to comment.

Russian police arrest a man suspected of involvement in the attack on a concert hall in Moscow.  (AFP).

Russian police arrest a man suspected of involvement in the attack on a concert hall in Moscow. (AFP). (FLYER/)

He Islamic State of Khorasan (ISIS-K) was officially born at the end of 2014, when he swore allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadithen the maximum load of the Islamic state which he had proclaimed in June of that year an Islamic caliphate in Iraq and Syria.

Islamic State-K emerged in the east of Afghanistancountry where it is currently based, and quickly gained a reputation for extreme brutality. They are enemies of the Taliban, who returned to power in 2021, coinciding with the withdrawal of United States troops who had been in the country since 2001.

As for your goals, ISIS-K aims to reestablish its own caliphate in Central Asia, in a historic region called “Khorasan“, halfway between Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and Turkmenistan, explains the AFP agency.

In 2021, the United Nations calculated that the Islamic State-K would have between 500 and several thousand fighters in Afghanistanmainly in the north and east of the country, and has cells in Kabul.

Since 2020 it has been directed by the mysterious Shahab al-Muhajir, on whose head the United States is offering a reward of 10 million dollars.

Shahab al Muhajir, leader of ISIS-K.  (United States Department of Justice).

Shahab al Muhajir, leader of ISIS-K. (United States Department of Justice).

According to the United States Department of Justice, in June 2020, the Islamic State’s central leadership appointed Shahab al-Muhajiralso known as Sanaullah Ghafari, leader of ISIS-K.

Born in 1994 in Afghanistan, Al Muhajir is responsible for approving all ISIS-K operations and obtain financing to carry out terrorist actions.

“In a few years, the armed group became a conglomerate of former jihadist organizations, including Uyghurs and Uzbeks, or Taliban defectors,” Jean-Luc Marret, a researcher at the Foundation for Strategic Research, explained to AFP.

Until 2020, ISIS-K was an organization that was in decline, explains AFP. The terrorist organization’s leadership was decimated by American attacks.

But Al Muhajir’s arrival “led to a radical change for the organization, which went from being a fragmented and weakened network to becoming the feared phalanx that it is today,” Abedul Sabed, an expert on security issues in the Middle East, told AFP. . .

Under his leadership, underground fighters “emphasized urban warfare and symbolic violence,” continued Sabed.

Islamic State-K has a long history of attacks inside and outside Afghanistan. Among its targets are even mosques.

In 2021, ISIS-K claimed responsibility for more than 220 attacks in Afghanistanincluding three deadly suicide attacks since the Taliban returned to power: against Kabul airport, a mosque in the capital and another Shiite mosque in Kunduz.

The attack on the airport in August 2021, as the United States was withdrawing from the country, left more than 100 people dead, including 13 US soldiers. While the one in Kunduz ended the lives of 55 people.

In September 2022, ISIS-K militants claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on the Russian embassy in Kabul.

At the beginning of this year, U.Ss intercepted communications confirming that ISIS-K carried out two bomb attacks in Iran that killed nearly 100 people.

This month, the top US general in the Middle East warned that ISIS-K could attack US and Western interests outside of Afghanistan “in just six months and with little or no warning”.

As for their relationship with the Taliban, both organizations are Sunni and at times fought together, but are currently enemies. The Taliban remain in the territory of Afghanistan, while ISIS-K seeks to internationalize the holy war, explains AFP.

He Islamic State-K He also accuses the Taliban of having “sold out to the Americans”.

Source: Elcomercio

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