Russian Authorities Detain Seven Terror Suspects Following Attack Near Moscow: The Search for the Truth Continues

Putin Blames Ukraine and “Radical Islamists”

The attack in a concert hall near Moscow has been attributed to “radical Islamists” by Russian President Vladimir Putin. During a televised meeting on Monday, Putin stated that the crime was committed by radical Islamists. However, he also mentioned that the shooting could be part of a broader intimidation campaign in Ukraine.

Several days after the terrorist attack near Moscow, which resulted in at least 137 casualties, the focus shifted to four suspects who are now in custody. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov initially avoided commenting on the serious injuries sustained by the men, which appeared to be a result of torture by Russian security forces. The Russian judiciary ordered pre-trial detention for three more individuals involved in the attack, bringing the total number of terror suspects in custody to seven.

On Monday, Russia’s Basmanny District Court decided to detain four additional suspects related to the attack. Out of eleven suspects arrested after the incident, four main perpetrators appeared before a judge on Sunday evening. Despite Islamic State claiming responsibility for the attack multiple times, Putin and other Russian officials have accused Ukraine of involvement without presenting evidence. The White House dismissed these claims as Kremlin propaganda, emphasizing that the attack was carried out by fighters from ISIS terrorist militia.

The alleged torture of suspects by Russian security forces drew condemnation from human rights activists such as Russia’s human rights association “Komanda protiw pytok” (Team Against Torture), which criticized violence and harassment used during interrogations. They noted that such actions can lead investigations down a wrong path and increase societal willingness to use violence against others. The public display of cruelty following the attack was seen as an attempt by Russia’s power apparatus to divert attention away from its own failure in preventing or stopping this terrorist incident before it occurred.

As nine injured individuals continue their treatment in hospitals, Russia is still grappling with the aftermath of this deadly terrorist event near Moscow. Flowers were laid at an improvised memorial site dedicated to those who perished during this tragic incident.

In conclusion, while Russia has blamed “radical Islamists” for this terrorist attack near Moscow and accused Ukraine of involvement without evidence, it remains unclear if this is accurate or not. This incident highlights once again how difficult it is for governments and law enforcement agencies around the world to prevent or stop terrorist attacks before they occur due to various factors such as political instability or cultural differences between nations.

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