Media: Istanbul shooter arrested for the murder of 39 people in a nightclub

Media: Istanbul shooter arrested for the murder of 39 people in a nightclub

Abdulqadir Masharipov is accused of “membership in terrorist group “Islamic state”.


ANKARA, February 11. /Offset. TASS Kirill Zharov/. Abdulqadir Masharipov attacked new year’s eve at club Reina in Istanbul’s Ortakoy district, appeared before the court and was arrested. This was reported by the TV channel Haberturk.

According to him, Masharipov will be placed in prison “Silivri” in Istanbul in connection with the charges against him of “intentional murder 39”, “membership in a terrorist group “Islamic state” (banned in Russia), “illegal possession of weapons” and “the assassination attempt on the constitutional order”. In prison, he will be all the time is going to trial, which will further determine the final measure.

The current court is a necessary formality due to the fact that investigators have completed the questioning of the accused and referred to the judiciary. Up to this point Masharipov was the status of the detainee.

A native of Uzbekistan Masharipov on the night of 1 January, armed with a gun, started shooting at the club Reina. The victims were 39 people, 16 of them foreigners, including one Russian. Also killed citizens of Saudi Arabia, Morocco and Jordan and the citizens of Lebanon, Libya and Israel.

The extremists of the Islamic state has claimed responsibility for the RAID. At one of the addresses in Istanbul was discovered $150 thousand, which, according to the authorities, was the cost to the contractor of the attack.