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Moscow Terror Attack: Court Proceedings Begin Amidst Controversy

Moscow Terror Attack: Court Proceedings Begin Amidst Controversy
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In the aftermath of the harrowing terror attack in Moscow, four men have been brought before the court, facing charges of terrorism. The suspects, identified as Dalerdzhon Mirzoyev, Saidakrami Rachabalizoda, Shamsidin Fariduni, and Muhammadsobir Fayzov, appeared in a state that raised concerns about their treatment in custody.

The attack, which took place at Crocus City Hall, claimed the lives of at least 137 individuals and left many more injured. The suspects were presented in court with visible injuries; one was even brought in a wheelchair, prompting outcry and speculation about the nature of their confessions.

Despite the Islamic State claiming responsibility for the attack, Russian officials have suggested, without providing evidence, that there may be Ukrainian involvement. This assertion has been met with skepticism and outright denial from Ukrainian officials, who label the claims as "absurd".

The court has ordered that the suspects be held in pre-trial detention facilities until further proceedings.