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 Kidnapped Ukrainian citizen Hryb charged with plotting terrorist attack in school, - Kommersant

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Russian authorities have charged Ukrainian citizen Pavlo Hryb, who is held in pretrial detention center in Krasnodar, with "plotting a terrorist attack in school."

This was reported by Russian Kommersant newspaper, Censor.NET reports.

The newspaper said the period of investigation in Pavlo Hryb's case has been extended until January 2018, so the representative of the investigation asked the court to prolong the arrest until Jan. 4, 2018.

The investigator said that Hryb is a supporter of radical nationalist views and is charged with persuading his female acquaintance from Krasnodar to blow up a self-made explosive device during a school year end ceremony in school #26 in Sochi, the newspaper reported.

On Oct. 18, Oktyabrsky district court of Krasnodar, Russia, prolonged Hryb's arrest until Jan. 4, 2018.

Read more: Belarus ignoring Ukraine's requests regarding Pavlo Hryb's detention, - Foreign Ministry

Earlier, Ukrainian reserve officer Ihor Hryb announced his son Pavlo Hryb was kidnapped by Russian FSB in Belarus: "FSB had lured Pavlo to Gomel under the guise of meeting a girl, and detained him."

On Aug. 24, 2017, Pavlo Hryb, aged 19, left for Belorussian Gomel to see a girl he met through social media, without knowing her personally, the father wrote. The girl was supposed to come from the Russian Federation. Pavlo was to return home on the same day, but he didn't. His father went to search for his son in Gomel the next day, and found that Pavlo was wanted by Russian FSB for a terrorist attack.

On Sept. 8, Hryb's attorneys said they were not allowed to see their client in Krasnodar prison.

On Sept. 13, a court in Krasnodar, Russia, arrested Hryb until Oct. 17.
 
 
 
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