Abdulqadir Masharipov, executor of the terrorist attack that occurred on new year’s eve in a club in Istanbul, told the court about to be sentenced to death. It is reported by Sabah.
According to the publication, in the course of the hearing, the accused confessed to belonging to terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia), and also spoke in detail about where and when he trained.
Masharipov said that originally planned to attack people walking in Taksim square, but changed their plans due to the large number of police guarding the approach and decided to attack elsewhere. As the transcripts of the testimony of a terrorist, he did not repent of the crime. “My mission was to kill Christians as revenge for killings of Muslims,” said Masharipov, speaking in court on February 11.
On the night of January 1, the terrorist broke into the nightclub Reina and opened fire on people celebrating the New year. The victims of the attack were 39 people, including a Russian citizen Nurana Hasanova.
In the case of the terrorist attack in Istanbul detained 40 people, including several Russian citizens.