A court has sentenced a woman to 10 years in prison after finding her guilty of attempting to detonate herself on Moscow's central Red Square over a year ago, Russia's Investigative Committee said Friday.
“According to the scenario, Zeinap Suyunova was to have become the direct perpetrator of the terrorist attack,” spokesman Vladimir Markin said. “The court sentenced Suyunova to 10 years in prison in a medium-security prison.”
According to investigators, Suyunova and her accomplice, Zavzhat Daudova, wife of gang leader Ibragimkhalil Daudov, were to have arrived in downtown Moscow Dec 31, 2010 and blow themselves up during the 2011 New Year celebrations on Red Square. But they failed.
Daudova died when she was trying to fasten an explosive device on body while the two women were in a hotel.
“Suyunova failed to perpetrate the terrorist attack as well,” Markin said.
“Having also lost her mobile phone and without knowing where Red Square was in Moscow, she failed to communicate with the gang members to receive specific instructions from gang leader Daudov. She decided to escape,” he said.
Suyunova was brought to Moscow Jan 2, 2011, after her documents were checked in the city of Volgograd on her way to Dagestan.
She was found guilty of banditry, an attempt to perpetrate a terrorist act, the illegal making and possession of explosive devices committed as part of an organised group.