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MOSCOW, April 18 The man Russian investigators say orchestrated a suicide bombing on the St Petersburg metro told a court on Tuesday he was an unwitting accomplice in the attack.
At a preliminary court hearing, the suspect, Abror Azimov, said he had participated in the preparation of the attack, in which 14 people were killed, but only indirectly.
"I did not realise that I was helping with this act," he said, referring to the April 3 blast on the metro. "I was being given instructions."
Earlier, a state investigator told the court that Azimov had confessed to having prepared the attack, but the suspect said he had not confessed to that. (Reporting by Polina Nikolskaya; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by Vladimir Soldatkin)
Iranian film "A Man of Integrity" wins 'Certain Regard' competition at Cannes
CANNES, France, May 27 A movie by an Iranian who was previously sentenced to jail for his work in Iran won the top prize in the "Un Certain Regard" competition at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday.