Dmitriy Kamenshckik does not pay compensations, but buys off victims

Dmitriy Kamenshckik does not pay compensations, but buys off victims
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The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation noted the signed settlement, but does not intent to close the criminal case yet.

The Domodedovo Airport Administration and attorney for parties injured in the terrorist attack in 2011 have signed a settlement. 150 million rubles have been already transferred to the special fund, Commersant reports. It was noted that this will be a charitable fund, i.e. money will come not only from the airport owners but also from individual donors.

The injured parties are now ready to withdraw their lawsuits against the airport owner, Dmitriy Kamenshchik. They will submit a petition to the court to release the defendants in the criminal case for provision of services that do not meet safety requirements (p.3 Art. 238 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). The injured parties will also withdraw lawsuits to the European Court of Human Rights. They have earlier claimed that their right to life (Art. 2 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms) and right to a fair trial (Art. 6 of the Convention) had been violated in their relations with the state of Russia.

Therefore, this is not a compensation, but buy-out. This being said, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation hasn’t yet announced that the criminal case is closed, although the Prosecutor’s Office repeatedly stated that it must be dismissed. The investigation will just take into account the signed settlement and coverage of damages.

There is still no information on the amount of so-called ‘compensation’ and the number of victims. Lawyers mention hundreds million rubles.

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