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Kyrgyz Arrested for Terrorism in Moscow Pleads Guilty

Tuesday 5 November 2019

MOSCOW (TASS) — A citizen of Kyrgyzstan arrested on the suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack in Moscow has pled guilty, a senior assistant to chief of the Investigative Committee’s Moscow branch, Yulia Ivanova, told the Russian state news agency TASS.

Kyrgyz national Talant Onurov, born in 1989, arrived in Moscow in September for committing a terrorist attack. He spent a month looking for accomplices, reading manuals and instructions, watching videos and selecting a place for an attack. He was detained by investigators in a joint operation with operatives provided by the federal security service FSB. He is suspected of an attempt at a terrorist attack. If found guilty, he may face up to 15 years in jail.

Earlier, a source in the law enforcement told TASS Onurov was detained on November 1. He is a follower of radical Islam. For several months he was making preparations for an explosion at a crowded place and looking for accomplices. He will face official charges soon.

A court in Moscow on November 3 remanded Onurov in custody till January 1, 2020 at the investigator’s request.


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