Russian Federation detains metro suspect's brother

Abror Azimov was identified as the alleged organizer of the suicide bombing after his arrest on Monday.

"Akram Azimov abetted the transfer of funds, which were used to prepare the terrorist attack, and helped establish communication channels with emissaries of global terrorist organizations", the statement said.

Kyrgyz-born, Azimov was arrested in Odintsovo, outside Moscow, Federal Security Service (FSB) said.

Russia's Investigative Committee said Akram Azimov, the brother of the suspected organiser of the attack, had transferred money from Turkey to the suspected bomber, Akbarzhon Jalilov, RIA reported on Thursday.

The security service, known as the FSB, said it arrested Akram Azimov in a town near Moscow on Wednesday.

"My participation was indirect, I did not realize what I was doing, I was issued", Life cited Azimov.

The older Azimov is believed to have transferred funds used for the attack and set up links with worldwide terrorist organisations. All arrested suspects were put in detention.

Djalilov's DNA had been matched to a bomb left at a second metro station defused by authorities.

In a common matter, Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev said Wednesday at a meeting in Stavropol that citizens who participated in the fight with terrorist organizations overseas pose a great threat to Russia. On Tuesday, Azimov's lawyer Armen Zadoyan told reporters that his client had admitted his guilt.

  • Leroy Wright