Moscow concert attack suspect Shamsidin Fariduni appears in court

MOSCOW — Moscow’s Basmanny District Court early Monday morning charged Shamsidin Fariduni with acts of terrorism in connection with a deadly concert hall attack days earlier, according to the official Telegram channel of Moscow courts.

The court said all four suspects, identified by Russian media as citizens of the former Soviet republic of Tajikistan living in Russia, would be held in pre-trial custody until May 22.

Three of the four suspects detained had pleaded guilty to all charges.

The attack on Friday was the deadliest on Russian territory since the 2004 Beslan school siege, when Islamist militants took more than 1,000 people hostage. More than 300 people died in that siege, more than half of them children.