Victims in Domodedovo terror attack case to seek release of airport owner
MOSCOW, May 17 (RAPSI) - Victims in the criminal case launched after 2011 terror attack at the Domodedovo airport will ask the Moscow City Court to release the airport’s owner Dmitriy Kamenshchik, lawyer Igor Trunov told journalists on Tuesday.
“Tomorrow, we will express our opinion and support prosecutors’ position insisting on requalification of the case against Kamenshchik,” Trunov said.
On Wednesday, the court will consider an appeal filed by Kamenshchik against extension of his house arrest.
On February 19, the Basmanny District Court of Moscow placed Dmitry Kamenshchik, the owner of the Domodedovo airport, under house arrest in connection with this case.
According to investigators, Kamenshchik and several other 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.