ST. PETERSBURG, June 17 (RAPSI, Mikhail Telekhov) – Prosecutors on Wednesday demanded 9 and 6 years behind bars for two alleged members of a St. Petersburg cell of a group known as Set, meaning Network, banned in Russia as terrorist, lawyer Vitaly Cherkasov told RAPSI.

The case is heard by the Second West District Military Court in a courtroom of the First West District Military Court in St. Petersburg. 

Two men, Kazakhstan national Victor Filinkov and Russian citizen Yuly Boyarshinov are defendants, they are charged with participation in a terrorist group and keeping of explosives.

According to investigators, the terrorist group members were plotting to overthrow the government and commit terrorist attacks.

Earlier, eight other defendants were sentenced in Russia’s Penza to prison terms ranging from 6 to 18 years.

Three others were arrested in St. Petersburg. Filinkov pleaded not guilty. Boyarshinov admitted guilt noting that he entered the organization as antifascist and attempted to escape from it when she read the organization’s rules and principles calling to create militant cells to insurrect and commit terrorist attacks. The third one, Igor Shishkin also pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 3.5 years in jail.