Domodedovo airport owner appeals initiation of case against him over 2011 terror attack
MOSCOW, March 23 (RAPSI) - Dmitriy Kamenshchik, the Domodedovo airport owner charged in the case over 2011 terrorist attack that left 37 dead, has filed an appeal against initiation of proceedings against him, Igor Trunov, the lawyer for victims, told RAPSI on Wednesday.
Prosecutors have supported his application, according to Trunov.
Kamenshchik has been charged with the provision of services that do not meet security standards and placed under house arrest.
Earlier, ex-director of Domodedovo Airport Vyacheslav Nekrasov, ex-head of Export Management Company Limited Svetlana Trishina, and Managing Director of Domodedovo Airport Aviation Security Andrei Danilov were detained on the same charges. On February 24, Trishina was put under house arrest.
A suicide bomber detonated a bomb in the Domodedovo Airport’s international arrivals hall, killing 37 people and injuring 172, on January 24, 2011.
Doku Umarov, Russia’s most wanted terrorist at the time, claimed responsibility for the attack. Altogether, 28 men connected with the terrorist organization called the Caucasus Emirate were linked to the attack, according to the investigators. Seventeen of them were killed in special operations in 2011, and four were detained.
In November 2013, a Moscow Region court sentenced three men to life in prison and a fourth man to 10 years for their role in the suicide bombing.