Igor Shustov, a 16-year-old student from Saratov, became a victim of a provocation by the Russian Federal Security Service (FSS), claims Igor’s mother, Natalya Kim. The teenager was accused of preparing a massacre in his own school. According to the FSS, he was planning to commit this crime together with his friend and classmate Yevgeny M.
Natalya Kim believes that Liza Semyonova was the provocateur. Under the nickname “Lisa Auvinen,” she asked to be friends with Igor on the social network “VKontakte.” During this time, Igor was working on an assignment for his school – a presentation on how to react during a real active shooter incident. Among other resources, Igor used thematic groups on the Internet to gather the necessary information.
From the very first meeting, Igor’s new friend Liza was wire-trapped by the FSS. The law enforcement also conducted outdoor video surveillance to spy on the couple. Subsequently, Liza brought Igor to an abandoned bomb shelter of a former aircraft factory to shoot from an airsoft pistol. While exploring that bunker on the same day, Igor found an old German sawn-off shotgun.
This bunker is a very well-known place in Saratov, studied a hundred times by diggers, and favored by local homeless people. It is located next to the residential buildings of the new micro-district.
A month later, Liza and Igor brought their classmate Yevgeny to the same bomb shelter. Kids wanted to show him a “cool place.” The shotgun that Igor earlier discovered was in the same place as a month ago. Federal Security Service officers arrested Igor and Yevgeny right at the moment when they were holding the shotgun in their hands. Now teenagers could face up to 10 years in prison.
To get his son out of the pre-trial detention center, Igor’s mother and stepfather found lawyers. To pay their royalties, the parents scraped out all their savings. In order for the lawyers to continue working on the case, the Kim spouses went into debt and sold everything that could be sold.
Now the lawyers of Agora have taken over the case of Igor Shustov. But the family, which has five children, owes 190 thousand rubles (2,577.35 USD) to the previous lawyers. There is nothing more to sell from home. Only Natalia’s husband earns for the family. Natalia herself and her eldest daughter lost their jobs after Igor’s story became public.
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