Display of Battered Men Was Russia's Warning to the Public, Analysts Say

26 March 2024

The four men accused of carrying out Russia’s deadliest terror attack in decades appeared in a Moscow court on Sunday night bandaged and battered . One entered with his partially severed ear covered, another was in an orange wheelchair, his left eye bulging, his hospital gown open and a catheter on his lap . Since Saturday, videos of the men being tortured during interrogation circulated widely on social media .