Supreme Court upholds forced mental treatment for cadet charged with plotting terror attack
MOSCOW, August 29 (RAPSI) – Russia’s Supreme Court has upheld a lower court’s decision 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, the court press service informs RAPSI.
The Moscow District Military Court passed the decision this May, after 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 investigators.
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.