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Gyulchehra Bobokulova admits to killing child Anastasia Meshcheryakova, Asharq Al-Awsat

Moscow- Uzbekistan’s Gyulchehra Bobokulova, 38, confessed to killing Russian child Anastasia Meshcheryakova in the latest update on the charges brought against the nanny responsible for the May 2016 horror decapitation of the four-year-old.

The nanny who decapitated the girl and paraded her severed head in the streets of Moscow, says that she was inspired by terror videos found online.

The nanny admitted that she beheaded Anastasia to avenge Vladimir Putin “spilling the blood” of Muslims in Syria.

In shocking testimony soon after she decapitated the girl with a kitchen knife, Bobokulova, told her police interrogators that Kremlin’s military actions in Syria had triggered her horrific attack.

After beheading helpless Anastasia, the babysitter strode around the city waving the girl’s severed head in the air.

Bobokulova’s court-appointed lawyer Alexander Goverdovsky revealed prosecutors will offer no evidence suggesting she acted under the influence of radicalism or on behalf of a terror organization.

The attorney told reporters that he “did not see any information” suggesting such a motive in the case files which form the court testimony and which he has studied in detail.

Instead, Bobokulova has been diagnosed with a “chronic psychiatric disorder,” namely paranoid schizophrenia, and ruled not mentally capable.

On Monday she told judge Viktoria Koteneva, “I plead guilty”, when asked how she responded to charges of murdering a child, arson, and making bomb threats.

The court is not expected to investigate whether she had any political motives or whether her vendetta against Putin was a factor.

Bobokulova’s story is a manifestation of constant warnings of ex-Soviet countries being threatened by the influence of the war against terror being led internationally. Not only Russia’s security is at stake, but also a score of republics that persistently receive threats of terror attacks.

The State Security Service of Azerbaijan received information on an armed group planning terrorist acts and armed attacks in the country and cooperating with terror networks abroad.

It was found that the citizens of Azerbaijan, F. Rustamov, A. Guliyev, A. Gulmammadov and others, were involved in preparations for the establishment of “Caucasus Jamaat” obeying a foreign terrorist group.

In the integrated operational measures to arrest these persons, held October 26-27, in different regions of the country, A. Guliyev and F. Rustamov were killed by members of the State Security Service in the provision of armed resistance.