Domodedovo terror attack victims withdraw claims against airport management
MOSCOW, June 14 (RAPSI) - Victims in the criminal case over terror attack at Domodeovo airport in 2011 that left 37 dead have withdrawn their lawsuit against the airport management, lawyer Igor Trunov told RAPSI on Tuesday.
The only victim who lodged a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), Elena Krivolutskaya, is going to take back her application as well, Trunov said.
As reported earlier, Domodedovo airport has already paid compensation to 54 injured persons out of more than 100 victims through a specially established charity fund.
However, investigation into top management of the airport is underway because withdrawal of lawsuits does not serve as a ground for closing of this criminal case.
The Domodedovo airport owner Dmitriy Kamenshchik and several other ex-managers have been charged in the case over 2011 terrorist attack. According to investigators, they 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.