Criminal case may be launched against Domodedovo airport owner over 2004 terror attacks
MOSCOW, April 25 (RAPSI) – Family members of the victims of 2004 terror attacks in Domodedovo airport demand to launch a criminal case against the airport’s owner Dmitriy Kamenshchik, RIA Novosti reported on Monday.
“We believe that terrorists could board the airplane because of Kamenshchik who failed to organize normal security system at the airport,” lawyer Igor Trunov said.
On August 24, 2004 two organized terror attacks at Domodedovo airport were carried by suicide bombers and resulted in destruction of two airplanes and deaths of 90 people.
Earlier, Kamenshchik became a defendant in the 2011 terror attack criminal case. He was charged with the provision of services that do not meet security standards and was placed 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. 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.
Another three men were charged and sentenced in relation to 2004 terror attacks: former police officer, fly ticket salesman and ex-employee of Siberia Airlines.