When a jury finds you guilty of attempting to commit an act of terrorism, it would probably be a good idea if you refrain from saying “When I return, I will blow you all up” after the verdict is read…you wouldn’t want that to come up at your parole hearings, now would you?
Russia’s first unsuccessful Chechen female suicide bomber was convicted of terrorism on April 5th. Zarema Muzhakhoyeva was arrested after she backed out of a suicide bombing at a restaurant on Moscow’s main street, Ulitsa Tverskaya, last July. After a jury found her guilty, she declared “When I return, I will blow you all up”. She was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Mrs Muzhakhoyeva, whose husband died in the Chechnya conflict, said that she attempted to attract attention by sticking out her tongue at security guards at a restaurant, after deciding not to go through with the attack. Someone eventually called the police, who arrested Mrs Muzhakhoyeva. A sapper working with the federal security services was killed when he unsuccessfully tried to defuse the bomb she was carrying. – The Economist