Prosecutors, defense appeal against house arrest of Domodedovo ex-managers
MOSCOW, April 29 (RAPSI, Diana Gutsul) – Prosecutors and defense have appealed against house arrest of three defendants in the case connected with Domodedovo 2011 terrorist attack that left 37 dead, RAPSI learned in Moscow’s Basmanny District Court’s press service.
Earlier this week, the court changed the detention of Domodedovo Airport ex-director Vyacheslav Nekrasov and Managing Director of Domodedovo Airport Aviation Security Andrei Danilov to the house arrest. The house arrest of Export Management Company Limited ex-head Svetlana Trishina was extended until July 28.
Nekrasov, Danilov and Trishina stand charged with the provision of services that allegedly do not meet security standards.
Both the prosecution and defense seek for vacating this measure of restraint and release of the defendants.
According to investigators, the defendants have not provided sufficient security level that let the suicide bomber freely enter the arrival lounge and set off an explosive.
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.