Moscow City Court discharged Dmitry Kamenshchik

Moscow City Court discharged Dmitry Kamenshchik
Dmitry Kamenshchik Photo: Gleb Schelkunov/Kommersant

The court answered a claim of the General Prosecutor's Office, terminated the proceeding in case of Domodedovo airport owner Dmitry Kamenshchik and released him.

Presidium of the Moscow City Court allowed a remedial action order of the first deputy prosecutor-general Vladimir Malinovsky, who demanded to release the owner of Domodedovo airport Dmitry Kamenshchik from house imprisonment. According to RBK, he can remove an electronic ankle bracelet as soon as the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia will receive all the necessary documents. It's more than likely that it will happen today.   

The vice-chairman of the Moscow City Court Dmitry Fomin decided, “The court ruling should be canceled, the proceeding should be terminated."

The Prosecution General's Office has several times demanded to drop criminal charges against top managers of the airport, who are charged with rendering of services, which do not accommodatesecurity requirements. However, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, eliminating the remedial action order of the procuracy, continued an investigation. In the court the examining official Sergey Dubinsky declaimed against the release of Kamenshchik.

Dubinsky said, “I personally interrogated the man, who had been prepared a terrorist attack. He said he visited several airports, but chose Domodedovo, because the entrance was not stood guard."

The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation made sure that the airport’s administrative authority should perform complete inspection of all men, who came into the terminal building. But since it had not been done, a suicide bomber was able to pass into the waiting room and take a self-explosion in January 2011. At that time there were killed 37 and injured 172 people. The compensation to victims was not paid off up to now. In May 2016 Domodedovo administrative authority has agreed to make payments to victims through a special charitable fund. It is understood that the payout amount does not divulged and not officially recognized as compensation. Up to date financial aid has been provided to already 122 victims of the terrorist attack in the amount of more than 91 million rubles.

The victims withdrew their claims out of court. However, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation has continued to insist on the investigation and hold a trial of Kamenshchik and three other top managers of the airport. Experts pointed to showdown between the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation and the Prosecution General's Office of the Russian Federation at this level and suspected a withholding of airport’s illegal seizure in the Kamenshchik criminal proceeding.

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