Suspect in Murder Attempt of Russian Politician and Writer Prilepin Charged with Terrorism

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 / Go to the mediabankThe car of Russian author, journalist and politician Zakhar Prilepin was blown up on a highway in Nizhny Novgorod / Go to the mediabankInternationalIndiaAfricaMOSCOW (Sputnik) – The investigators have charged Alexander Permyakov, the suspect in the attempted murder of Russian writer, politician and the co-chairman of the political party A Just Russia — For Truth, Zakhar Prilepin, with terrorism, and requested his pretrial detention, the Russian Investigative Committee said on Monday. On Saturday, Permyakov, the detained suspect in the assassination attempt on Prilepin, admitted during questioning that he had acted on the instructions of the Ukrainian special services, having planted explosive devices along the car’s path. “As part of the criminal investigation into the bombing of Zakhar Prilepin’s car, Alexander Permyakov was charged with committing crimes under Article 205 of the Russian Criminal Code (terrorist act) and Article 222 of the Russian Criminal Code (illegal arms trafficking). The investigators request to choose pretrial detention as a preventive measure against him,” the statement read.RussiaRussian Politician Prilepin Says He Drove Car During BlastYesterday, 18:42 GMTThe investigative committee added that Permyakov has been placed into the two-month pretrial detention.On Saturday, Prilepin’s car was blown up on a highway in Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod Region. The driver was killed, while Prilepin was injured. The region’s governor, Gleb Nikitin, said that Prilepin had undergone successful surgery following the attack. Local residents told Sputnik that Prilepin had both of his legs broken after his car was blown up, but he was conscious.The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) told Ukrainian media on Saturday that it could neither confirm nor deny its involvement in the terrorist attack on Prilepin.

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