Court remands eighth suspect in Crocus City Hall attack in custody

A Moscow court has placed an eighth suspect in the Crocus City Hall attack into pretrial detention on terror charges until 22 May, the city’s court press service said on Tuesday.

The case file showed that Alisher Kasimov is believed to have first made contact with the attackers online when he rented an apartment to them, state-owned news agency TASS reported. When asked by the judge if he understood the charges against him, Kasimov replied that had known nothing of his tenants’ links to terrorism, independent news outlet Mediazona wrote.

Kasimov, 32, was born in the Kyrgyz city of Osh and now holds Russian citizenship. Citing the suspect, Mediazona reported that he was married with three children and had no criminal record. He said he was self-employed and owned a café in the Moscow suburb of Krasnogorsk where the attack occurred.

A Moscow court placed the last owner of the white Renault allegedly used by the suspected terrorists to reach Crocus City Hall in pre-trial detention Monday. Dilovar Islomov, his brother Aminchon and his father Israil will be held until at least 22 May.

A Moscow court charged four other suspects in the attack with terror offences on Sunday. Dalerdzhon Mirzoyev, Saidakrami Murodali Rachabalizoda, Muhammadsobir Fayzov and Shamsidin Fariduni will also be held in pre-trial detention until 22 May.

The Federal Security Service and Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday that 11 suspects in the attack, in which at least 137 people were killed, had been detained.

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