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Moscow suburb terrorist attack: Detainees remanded in custody, media reports indicate torture

Moscow suburb terrorist attack: Detainees remanded in custody, media reports indicate torture Photo: Suspect Muhammadsobir Fayzov (

The Basmanny Court in Moscow has arrested four suspects in the armed attack on the Crocus City Hall concert hall in the Moscow region. They were brought to court beaten, with one of the detainees being transported on a stretcher accompanied by doctors, informs Radio Svooda.

The hearings regarding the detention of Dalerdzhon Mirzoyev, Murodali Rachabalizode, Muhammadsobir Fayzov, and Shamsiddin Fariduni were held in closed session.

The suspects were brought to court beaten. Mirzoyev had pieces of a plastic bag around his neck, covering his face. Rachabalizode had his ear cut off by Russian security forces during the arrest and was forced to eat it. He appeared in court with a bandage on his right ear. The court stated that both confessed to their guilt.

From the open part of the hearing, it became known that Mirzoyev was registered in Novosibirsk, Russia, and Fariduni was registered in Krasnogorsk, where the Crocus City Hall is located.

Pro-Kremlin Telegram channels close to Russian security forces have published photos allegedly showing Fariduni being tortured with electric shocks.

The fourth accused, 19-year-old Muhammadsobir Fayzov, was brought into the courtroom on a stretcher, wearing a hospital gown with his bare body visible underneath, with a urinary catheter. He was accompanied by medical personnel.

The Russian investigation did not disclose the presumed motive for the crime. In total, 11 people have been detained in the case. Nothing is known about the rest.

What is known about the terrorist attack

In the evening on Friday, March 22, in the city of Krasnogorsk in the Moscow region, several armed men in camouflage carried out a shooting at the Crocus City Hall concert hall. According to Russian reports, over 100 people were killed in the attack.

Russian authorities announced the arrest of four men allegedly involved in the terrorist act. Russian dictator Vladimir Putin claimed that the terrorists intended to flee to Ukraine, where a "window" was supposedly prepared for them.

The responsibility for the attack was claimed by the group known as the Islamic State (ISIS). The United States confirmed ISIS involvement and dismissed any connection to events in Ukraine.