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
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
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)