4 men charged in Moscow attack, showing signs of beatings at hearing as court says 2 accept guilt

March 25, 2024

MOSCOW (AP) — Four men accused of staging the Russia concert hall attack that killed more than 130 people appeared before a Moscow court Sunday showing signs of severe beatings as they faced formal terrorism charges. There had been earlier conflicting reports in Russian media outlets that said three or all four men admitted culpability. Russian media said Saturday that one of the suspects had his ear cut off during interrogation. A steady stream of people added to a makeshift memorial near the burned-out concert hall, creating a huge mound of flowers. Igor Pogadaev was desperately seeking any details about his wife, Yana Pogadaeva, who went to the attack concert.