Russian cadet charged with plotting terror attack to undergo forced mental treatment
MOSCOW, May 31 (RAPSI) – The Moscow District Military Court on Friday ruled to forcibly confine cadet Vadim Osipov charged with inducing to terrorism and preparing a terror attack in the A.F. Mozhaisky's Military-Space Academy in a psychiatric hospital, his lawyer Vitaly Cherkasov told RAPSI.
Earlier, several psychiatric examinations brought out signs of schizophrenia in the cadet. Prosecutors insisted on compulsory treatment for the defendant.
Investigators claimed that Osipov 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
The cadet 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. Osipov 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.