Photo: Tabyldy Kadyrbekov / RIA Novosti
23-a resident of St. Petersburg, Nikita Semenov, the accused along with a friend in preparation of acts of terrorism, denies any wrongdoing and connection to the terrorist organization “Islamic state” (banned in Russia). He stated this in an interview to “Fontanka”, transferred through a lawyer.
“I am not a Muslim, I do not know the Arabic language, the ideology of the “Islamic state” do not adhere to, in the correspondence in social networks and messengers in foreign languages did not participate. Please tell my family and friends that I am not a terrorist,” said the young man.
According to his friends from school they had decided to make fun of the terrorists. In correspondence Semenov condemns ISIS, outraged by their actions, and still laughs at the Islamist, published a selfie with geotag one of the command posts of the IG, which is 22 hours attacked the air force of the United States.
The second defendant is a man Semenov, Georgy Chernyshev, whom he met in 2009 in the online game “the Lord of the rings”, and for the first time, was found only in 2017.
Semenov all their time devoted to computer games. “Fontanka” found on YouTube, it records gameplay in World of Warcraft; found that the young man was involved in “pumping” of characters to sell to other players.
Mother Semenov died in 2010, and in 2017 — father, Sergey Semenov, more than 20 years working in the photo Department of the newspaper “Kommersant” and news Agency TASS.
Semenov and Chernysheva was detained by the FSB on a tip from U.S. intelligence. The defendant suggests that his friend could chat in social networks with suspects who staged a provocation.
Accusations of the FSB in terrorism against Semenova are based on the published video with the oath of allegiance to the former leader of the IG al-Baghdadi. In the frame of the man allegedly Semenov, utters a few phrases in Arabic. The accused did not have time to answer the question about the appearance and purpose of this video, the Lawyer explained that a telephone conversation with Semenov was interrupted.
Friends Nikita considered that the speaker’s voice like the voice of Semenova, but I think that record could be a failed “roflol” — from the English abbreviation of Rolling On the Floor Laughing, which literally means “roll on floor laughing”.
Dec 29, 2019, the FSB announced the detention of two Russians preparing attacks in new year’s eve in places of mass congestions of people.
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