NewsDetained after Moscow attack: Four face trial amid torture claims

Detained after Moscow attack: Four face trial amid torture claims

Detained in connection with the attack in Russia
Detained in connection with the attack in Russia
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11:11 AM EDT, March 25, 2024

Four men suspected of participating in an attack near Moscow were detained by Russian authorities. A court decision mandated their custody for two months. Disturbingly, they exhibited physical signs of abuse, including bruises and mutilations. Addressing these allegations, a CNN journalist questioned Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin spokesman, who tersely declined to comment.

It's important to scrutinize the veracity of information provided by Russian media and authorities, as it may be influenced by an ongoing informational war waged by the Russian Federation.

Following the attack on Crocus City Hall near Moscow, four Tajikistan nationals were detained. They appeared in district court, which ruled that they would be detained for two months, in a closed trial.

The condition of the detainees was dire. One was wheeled in on a wheelchair, barely clothed, while images of another suggested severe beatings, including a severed ear. These marks of torture were visibly evident on his and his companion's faces, sparking widespread outrage online.

Seeking clarification, a CNN journalist approached Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin spokesman, who offered no response to the query.

Attack in Moscow: Four men await trial

The district court in Moscow ruled that the four suspects in the Crocus City Hall assault in Krasnogorsk will be incarcerated pending trial. They stand accused of terrorism, a crime that may result in a life sentence in Russia.

Recall that the attack occurred on the evening of March 22, during which a rock band's concert at Crocus City Hall was violently disrupted. The assailants fired indiscriminately at attendees, igniting a fire that led to the roof's collapse. The tragedy resulted in at least 137 deaths and over 180 injuries.

The Islamic State of Khorasan province has claimed responsibility for the devastating attack. This terror group is active in Central Asia, among other regions. Experts believe the attack may be linked to Russia's military involvement in Syria and the activities of private military companies in Central Africa. Nonetheless, the Kremlin attempts to associate the attack with Ukraine.

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