2 Apr 2019 17:11

All 11 suspects in St. Petersburg subway terror attack case plead not guilty

ST. PETERSBURG April 2 (Interfax) - All suspects in the case opened after an explosion in the St. Petersburg subway killed more than 15 people and injured over 50 others in April 2017 have pleaded not guilty.

A representative of the Russian Prosecutor General's Office read out a statement on the terror attack case at a court hearing on Tuesday before the judge asked the suspects whether they admitted their guilt, an Interfax correspondent reported from courtroom.

All the defendants replied in the negative, emphasizing that they categorically deny any wrongdoing.

None of them accepted civil claims made by the aggrieved parties.

The defense attorneys insist that their clients are not guilty, arguing that there is no firm evidence of their involvement in the case files.