A court in St. Petersburg have arrested the accomplice in the arson of the office FAN

© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Belowaverage in fotobounce. Archival photoA court in St. Petersburg have arrested the accomplice in the arson of the office FAN© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Belowaverage the image Bank

Primorsky district court of St. Petersburg on Thursday arrested the second accused in participating in the arson of the office of Federal news Agency (FAN), which the consequence considers also an accomplice in the arson of the regional edition of NTV combined reports the press service of the city courts (OPS).

Earlier it was reported that on the night of October 9, unknown persons smashed a window and started a fire on the first floor of a building in the Primorsky district of the city. As reported RIA Novosti, the General Director of the FAN Eugene Zubarev, the attackers broke a window and caused a fire by throwing out a plastic bottle of gasoline, which ignited. The fire was quickly put out, the room were three people, no one was hurt, according to Zubarev. The regional interior Ministry instituted a criminal case under article «hooliganism» was transferred to the city Department of the Investigative Committee.

On Thursday, the Primorsky district court of St. Petersburg arrested until January 9, accused of complicity in the arson of the editorial Board of the FAN Vadim Lifshitz. For the same period was arrested a second accomplice in the arson Igor Vasiliev.

«The investigation insisted on detention because it was obtained information about the involvement Vasiliev to any other similar crime — the arson of the editorial Board of «NTV» November 10, 2018, in connection with which OD UMVD of Russia on the Petrograd district of St. Petersburg opened a criminal case under paragraph «a» of part 1 of article 213 of the criminal code of the Russian Federation», — stated in the message.

OPS reports that Vasil’ev, Livshits and others entered into a criminal conspiracy, having distributed among themselves roles in the crime. According to the investigation, Vasiliev found the perpetrators of arson and his car was taken to the crime scene, they smashed with a stone window on the first floor of the publisher, the FAN poured out of the bottle of gasoline into the room and set it on fire.

The investigation established that Vasilyev took the performers from the scene, said about the arson Lifshitz, which were coordinated by mobile phone, and then received remuneration in the amount of 25 thousand rubles.

Vasilyev admitted guilt, repented, asked to elect house arrest, said the OPS. Lifshitz also pleaded guilty, he objected to satisfaction of the petition of the investigation and also asked the court to elect house arrest. In court Lifshitz was presented by the journalist the Internet-the newspaper «Crisis.ru», says OPS.

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