Ruling on mental treatment for Russian cadet charged with plotting terror attack upheld
MOSCOW, May 17 (RAPSI) – The Board of Appeals of the Moscow District Military Court has upheld a ruling on compulsory treatment for A.F. Mozhaisky's Military-Space Academy’s cadet Vadim Osipov in a case on preparing a terror attack in the academy, lawyer Dmitry Dinze has told RAPSI.
In April, Osipov was ordered to undergo mental treatment.The ruling was made based on the results of the repeated mental examination of Osipov, which revealed signs of schizophrenia, the court's spokesperson Irina Zhirnova told RAPSI.
In January, the court ruled that Osipov must undergo repeated mental evaluation. Judges threw the results of the first exam conducted during investigation and ruled that the defendant’s mental health should be reexamined.
Osipov stands charged with inducing to terrorism and preparing a terrorist attack.
Investigators believe that the cadet was involved in inducing and recruiting his course mates for terrorist activities and/or provided financial aid to terrorists. A book banned as extremist has been uploaded to his smartphone, according to investigators. Moreover, a copy book paper containing the barrack’s scheme and capture plan have been seized from him.
Osipov pleaded not guilty claiming that he discussed the St. Petersburg metro terror attack that occurred on April 3, 2017, and actions of security services with his course mates. The cadet stated that he had drawn the barrack’s scheme in order to think the safety system through and discuss shortcomings for self-education.
The A.F. Mozhaisky Military Space Academy is a military educational institution providing training for specialists of the Aerospace Forces and other types of the Armed Forces in 40 different military specialties.