Domodedovo airport owner released from house arrest
MOSCOW, July 1 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court on Friday ordered release of the Domodedovo airport owner Dmitriy Kamenshchik charged in the case over 2011 terrorist attack from the house arrest, RAPSI reported from the courtroom.
The court granted therefore a cassational protest filed by Russian Deputy Prosecutor General Vladimir Malinovsky demanding to free the billionaire.
However, the criminal case against Kamenshchik remains under investigation.
Earlier, lawyer Igor Trunov said that victims in the case had withdrawn all lawsuits over damages compensations against the airport’s management. On June 7, Domodedovo airport reported start of payments to the injured persons through a specially established charity fund.
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.