Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 10
A criminal case against the Armenian citizen, Ashot Arakelyan, was transferred to a magistrate's court in Sochi, Russia.
Arakelyan, while in Russia, filed a false report to the police about an impending explosion in the Kremlin, Moscow, the Krasnodar krai (territory) prosecutor's office said, RIA Novosti news agency reported Feb. 10.
The incident, for which the 37-year-old Arakelyan was taken into custody, took place on Jan. 15.
"According to the investigation, the Armenian citizen, who was illegally in Russia, in order to attract attention, phoned the call center of the department of interior in Sochi, and deliberately made a false report on an impending explosion in the Kremlin," said the prosecutor's office.
The defendant can face up to three years in prison under the article "the deliberate false report about a terrorist act."
The prosecutor confirmed the indictment, and transferred it together with the criminal case to the magistrate's court for consideration on the merits.
Edited by SI