Azerbaijani man fined $1,000 for failure to report Kazan Cathedral terror plan to police
ST. PETERSBURG, December 27 (RAPSI) – A native of Azerbaijan Yakub Suleymanov, who had failed to report plotting of a terror attack in St. Petersburg’s Kazan Cathedral to police, was fined 70,000 rubles ($1,000), the Unified press service of St. Petersburg courts told RAPSI on Thursday.
Suleymanov has pleaded guilty, the statement reads.
According to prosecutors, Russian citizen Yevgeny Yefimov decided to commit a terror attack on November 8, 2017. Investigators claimed that he planned bombing to happen on December 16 but failed to actualize his plan as he was arrested on December 14. He repeatedly discussed the crime’s details with Suleymanov and other defendants Firuz Kalavurov, Shamil Omargadzhiyev, Aliskhan Esmurziyev.
On June 27, Esmurziyev received 2 years in penal colony settlement and a 50,000-ruble fine (over $700) as part of the case. The defendant pleaded guilty to failure to report a crime.
Yefimov was given 5 years in a high security penal colony on August 9. His assistant Anton Kobets was ordered to undergo compulsory medical treatment.
Omargadzhiyev was found guilty of failure to report a planned terror attack and illegal possession of the Kalashnikov assault rifle in late June. In September, the St. Petersburg City Court mitigated his 2.5-year prison sentence by 6 months and reduced a fine imposed on the defendant from 50,000 to 30,000 rubles.
Kalavurov was sentenced to 3.5 years in penal colony for failure to report plotting of the terror attack in December.