Sentences in Domodedovo terror attack case to be handed down Nov. 11
MOSCOW, October 31 (RAPSI) – The Moscow Region Court will announce on November 11 the sentences for the Domodedovo Airport terror attack that killed 37 and injured 172 in 2011, RAPSI reports from the courtroom.
On October 15, the prosecutor asked the court to sentence the accused Islam and Ilez Yandiyev, Akhmed Yevloyev and Bashir Khamkhoyev to prison terms of 10 years to life.
On January 24, 2011, a suicide bomber detonated a bomb in the airport's international arrivals hall. Doku Umarov, Russia's most wanted terrorist at the time, claimed responsibility for the attack.
The prosecutor's office maintains that Islam and Ilez Yandiyev, Akhmed Yevloyev and Bashir Khamkhoyev helped Yevloyev get to Moscow, where he was supplied with a bomb at an apartment rented by the suspects.
The men also chose the busiest area at Domodedovo for the bombing, and sent Yevloyev to the airport to commit the terrorist attack. The suspects have been charged under several articles of the Criminal Code, including “Murder.”
Altogether, 28 militants connected with the Caucasus Emirate terrorist organization were linked to the attack. Seventeen of them were killed in special operations in 2011 and four were detained.